Columbus: Joanne Serling on Good Neighbors
Join us on Tuesday, February 6th at 7pm to celebrate the release of Joanne Serling's Good Neighbors at Book Culture on Columbus! She will be joined in conversation by Pamela Erens.
About Good Neighbors:
In an idyllic suburb, four young families quickly form a neighborhood clique, their friendships based on little more than the ages of their children and a shared sense of camaraderie. When one of the couples, Paige and Gene Edwards, adopt a four-year-old girl from Russia, the group's loyalty and morality is soon called into question. Are the Edwards unkind to their new daughter? Or is she a difficult child with hidden destructive tendencies?
As the seams of the group friendship slowly unravel, neighbor Nicole Westerhof finds herself drawn further into the life of the adopted girl, forcing Nicole to re-examine the deceptive nature of her own family ties, and her complicity in the events unfolding around her.
Joanne Serling's fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in New Ohio Review and North American Review. She is a graduate of Cornell University and studied and taught fiction at The Writers Studio in New York City. She lives outside of New York with her husband and children and is at work on her second book.
Pamela Erens is the author, most recently, of Eleven Hours, cited as a best book of the year by NPR, The New Yorker, and Kirkus. Her previous novel, The Virgins, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. Her debut novel, The Understory, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Erens’s essays and criticism have appeared in publications such as Vogue, Elle, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The New York Times.