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                           Spoken Interludes

A salon for stories since 1996.  All shows open to the public.

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Thursday, March 15th, 2018

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One of Time Magazine’s 140 people to follow on Twitter, BuzzFeed’s ” the most delightful MD ever,” The Atlantic senior editor, web host, and writer JAMES HAMBLIN reads from his new book If Our Bodies Could Talk: Operating and Maintaining a Human Body 
In illuminating & funny prose, Hamblin explores the health questions that never seem to go away and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media – topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more “If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, you must read this illuminating, engaging book.” —  Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene
Award-winning writer, and Vanity Fair contributing editor, BRUCE HANDY reads from his new book, Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult 
“Consistently intelligent and funny, the book succeeds wonderfully. It reads as a companionable romp through all the stories you sometimes tire of reading to your own children. But like The Runaway Bunny, it’s really a gently obsessive tale, a man gathering up so many words and ideas as if to create a magical stay against his own children growing up.” ― Rivka GalchenThe New York Times Book Review

Writer AMY BASS reads from her new book, One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together
“A lively, informative, and entertaining…underdog story that skillfully blends elements of human compassion, passion for a sport, determination, and endurance with overtones of societal pressure and racism. It’s an exhilarating narrative that shows how perseverance and the ability to disregard the narrow-mindedness of xenophobia can lead to victory….An edifying and adrenaline-charged tale.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Amy Bass tells a story that encompasses many of the things people love about sports, but also epitomizes many of the reasons sports matter.” Bob Costas.
Friday, April 13th, 2018

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#1 New York Times bestselling author, LISA SEE reads from her novel The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple.
“See is one of those special writers capable of delivering both poetry and plot.” ― New York Times Book Review
“A lush tale infused with clear-eyed compassion, this novel will inspire reflection, discussion and an overwhelming desire to drink rare Chinese tea.” ― The Washington Post

Critically-acclaimed writer and New York Times Magazine contributing writer, NATHANIEL RICH reads from his new novel, King Zeno – A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Paris Review Staff Pick, a January Pick by Salon, Town and Country, Southern Living, and LA Magazine.
From one of the most inventive writers of his generation, King Zeno is a historical crime novel and a searching inquiry into man’s dreams of immortality.
“The novel, like a city, somehow coheres, as Rich never loses control of the riotous raw material. Rich is a gifted portraitist of his three main characters. This is a novel with a high body count, but it has far too much energy ever to feel morbid.” ― Chris BachelderThe New York Times Book Review

Acclaimed writer SONYA TERJANIAN reads from her new novel, The Runaways.
“In this suspenseful and engaging book, Sonya Terjanian looks at issues of class and intimacy, of the chaos that is youth and the uncertainty that is middle age. The novel, written in lively, vivid prose and very hard to put down, is by turns charming and disturbing.” — Andrew SolomonNational Book Award-winningauthor of The Noonday Demon
“Beautifully observed, deeply empathetic, and harrowing in the best possible way, The Runaways is a story for anyone who has ever felt lost, isolated, or fantasized about reinventing herself — and isn’t that all of us?” — Jenny RosenstrachNew York Times bestselling author of Dinner: A Love Story
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

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National Book Award winner, and bestselling writer, JULIA GLASS reads from her new novel, A House Among the Trees
“Gripping and evocative . . . Glass is a formidable storyteller.” — The Washington Book Review
“A House Among the Trees shows [Glass] at her tender, compassionate, thoughtful, best, thinking about art, about life, and the way they intertwine so beautifully to make us, finally, fully human.” — The New Orleans Advocate

New York Times bestselling author LESLIE JAMISON reads from her new book, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath
“You don’t need to be an addict to be enthralled by The Recovering. This book is for anyone interested in a dazzlingly brilliant, uncommonly compassionate, and often hilarious study of human nature. Leslie Jamison’s work will definitely make you feel smarter ― I’d like to borrow her brain to pick a fight with a couple of people ― but The Recovering also reads like a gripping mystery as written by a subversive and deeply passionate philosopher. Her writing is unexpected, profound, and perverse ― in short, a thrill to read. Best of all, for a writer so gifted at locating the excruciating commonalities of isolation, Jamison manages this greatest feat of magic: when I read her words, I come away feeling less alone.” ― Mary-Louise Parker, author of New York Times bestseller Dear Mr. You

Acclaimed short story writer, essayist and flash nonfiction writer MADELEINE DUBUS reads from an essay about her father, award-winning short story writer André Dubus
Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

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New York Times bestselling author MEG WOLITZER reads from her new novel The Female Persuasion
“Much has changed in the feminist movement, and for all women… and this book observes those changes with a gimlet eye.” —Time
“Finally, a novel about a complicated relationship that doesn’t get nearly enough attention: that between mentor and mentee. Full of Meg Wolitzer’s signature acumen and insight.” — Esquire “A novel to get excited about.” — The Guardian

Critically-acclaimed and New York Times bestselling writer J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN reads from her new novel, Saints for All Occasions
“Reminiscent of both Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn and Matthew Thomas’s We Are Not Ourselves… All of Sullivan’s characters leap off the page. You don’t read this book; you breathe it.” – Janet Maslin, “Times Critics‘ Top Books of 2017,” The New York Times
“Fabulous and smart.” — Emma StraubThe New York Times Book Review

Critically-acclaimed writer JOHN FREEMAN GILL reads from his debut novel, The Gargoyle Hunters
“Marvelously evocative … exuberant … eye-opening … [an] urban Indiana Jones-like escapade.” — The New York Times
The Gargoyle Hunters is wonderful, strong, funny, with yards and yards of beautiful writing. Its pages are full of reading pleasures… Extraordinary.” — Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize – and National Book Award–winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain

Produced by DeLauné Michel

All shows at
1 Warburton Ave

Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706

Dinner 6:00 – 7:30 pm (arrive anytime)
Spoken Interludes 7:30 – 8:30 pm (writers read with Q&A)
Book signing 8:30 – 9:00 pm

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Dinner & Reading – $30.00 cash at the door.
Admission price goes to caterer and venue. Spoken Interludes makes no money from events.

At 7:15, if seats are still available, you may attend the reading without dinner for $10.00, but we are unable to take reservations for those seats.

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“…a cozy, inspiring evening. As calendar editor, I recommend this highly.”
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