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Powell's Books Presents Molly Wizenberg in Conversation With Emma Straub
From bestselling memoirist Molly Wizenberg (A Homemade Life and Delancey) comes THE FIXED STARS (Abrams), a thoughtful and provocative story of changing identity, complex sexuality, and enduring family relationships. At age 36, while serving on a jury, Wizenberg found herself drawn to a female attorney she hardly knew. Married to a man for nearly a decade and mother to a toddler, Wizenberg tried to return to her life as she knew it, but something inside her had changed irrevocably. Instead, she would discover that the trajectory of our lives is rarely as smooth or as logical as we'd like to believe. THE FIXED STARS is a taut, electrifying memoir exploring timely and timeless questions about desire, identity, and the limits and possibilities of family. In honest and searing prose, Wizenberg forges a new path: through the murk of separation and divorce, coming out to family and friends, learning to co-parent a young child, and realizing a new vision of love. The result is a frank and moving story about letting go of rigid definitions and ideals that no longer fit, and learning instead who we really are. Wizenberg will be joined in conversation by novelist and bookstore owner, Emma Straub.

Aug 5, 2020 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Molly Wizenberg
Molly Wizenberg is the author of two bestselling books, A Homemade Life and Delancey, and the James Beard Award–winning blog, Orangette. She has written for the Washington Post, the Guardian, Saveur, and Bon Appétit, and she also cohosts the podcast Spilled Milk. With chef Brandon Pettit, Wizenberg cofounded the award-winning Seattle restaurants Delancey and Essex.
Emma Straub
Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of four novels, All Adults Here, Modern Lovers, The Vacationers, and Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and the short story collection, Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.