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New Novels from Janet Mason and Louis Greenstein
December 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Big Blue Marble is happy to welcome back Philly authors Janet Mason, with her novel The Unicorn, The Mystery and Louis Greenstein, with his new novel The Song of Life.
Janet Mason, an award-winning creative writer, is the author of THEY, a biblical tale of secret genders (Adelaide Books; 2018). Her book Tea Leaves, a memoir of mothers and daughters (Bella Books; 2012) was chosen by the American Library Association for its 2013 Over the Rainbow List. Tea Leaves also received a Goldie Award. Mason is also a teacher, a Unitarian Universalist lay minister, and blogger. “In The Unicorn, The Mystery, we meet a unicorn who tells us the story of the seven tapestries, called “The Hunt of the Unicorn” from the 1500s on display in “the unicorn room” in The Cloister in Manhattan, now part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tapestries tell the story of what is still called an “unsolved mystery.”
Louis Greenstein is the author of two novels and twelve plays; he has been awarded a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts playwriting fellowship and has edited books on subjects ranging from self-help to Led Zeppelin. He has produced two documentary films, covered professional boxing for The Ring magazine, and written for the Emmy-winning TV show, Rugrats. The Song of Life is a comedy about suffering and forgiveness. When 24-year-old Margaret Holly gets hit on the head with a Hindu scripture known as the Bhagavad Gita, she is propelled on a seven-year spiritual odyssey. During this time, she grieves a heartbreaking loss, forgives those who abused her, masters the practice of meditation, and comes to better understand the nature of the universe. Her journey introduces her to the inscrutabilities of brain science, the promise of Big Data, and—thanks to her charming, reckless cousin Roy—the colorfully brutal world of professional boxing. Elliott Fenwick is a college professor, an expert in predictive analytics, and a neurotic with lagging social skills who embarks on his own quirky odyssey and—despite himself—changes his and Margaret’s lives forever.
- December 28, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- Event Category:
- Author Readings
- Big Blue Marble Bookstore
- 215 844 1870
Philadelphia, CA PA 19136 + Google Map