As I announced yesterday, I’m tackling my 2015 goal of attending more book signings with a vengeance, because in nine short weeks, I will be meeting the one and only Margaret Atwood!
Yesterday morning, I woke up to a gift in my inbox: an invitation from Kepler’s Books & Magazines to an exclusive event starring the renowned writer of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin.
As excited as a kid on Christmas morning, I immediately whipped out my credit card and purchased my ticket, which only cost $25 for general admission. I’m flabbergasted that I have the chance to meet one of my most admired authors for such a bargain.
Thus, on October 12th at 7:30 p.m., Margaret Atwood will be stopping by the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, Calif., to discuss her latest novel, The Heart Goes Last.
Here is a book summary excerpted on the Fox Theatre’s website:
Visionary as always, Atwood imagines a setting that isn’t as implausible as we’d like it to be, one that will resonate particularly strongly with residents of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
In The Heart Goes Last, she chronicles a recently unemployed married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse, are living in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers.
But this is Margaret Atwood we’re talking about here… And with each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled.
I would love to have my book club read this novel once it’s published in late September, so that we can make this book signing our own little field trip!
If you’re in the Bay Area and would like to join us, click this link to purchase your ticket. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so don’t let it slip away!