Luncheon with Maggie Shipstead | Slay Italian Kitchen | Tuesday, May 17th at 11:30 am

{pages} is thrilled to be hosting a luncheon on Tuesday, May 17th at 11:30 am celebrating the publication of Maggie Shipstead’s new book You Have a Friend in 10A.  The luncheon will be held just across the street from {pages} and hosted by our neighbor and good friend, Chef David Slay at Slay Italian Kitchen. Capacity is limited and we expect this event will sell out.   Tickets are $82, include a three course luncheon and a copy of You Have a Friend. Shipstead’s last novel, Great Circle was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was a {pages} staff and Coffee Time Book Club favorite of 2021.

Date: Tuesday, May 17th 

Time: 11:30 am

Price: $82

Parking: metered street parking is two hours. There is longer term parking available at The Pier parking lots and at Metlox, both just a few blocks away. We encourage carpooling, ride sharing or walking if possible. Link to parking in Downtown Manhattan Beach

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From New York Times best-selling and Booker Prize shortlisted author Maggie Shipstead, a piercing, irresistible first collection of short stories exquisite in their craft and audacious in their range

A love triangle plays out over decades on a Montana dude ranch. A hurdler and a gymnast spend a single night together in the Olympic village. Mistakes and mysteries weave an intangible web around an old man’s deathbed in Paris, connecting disparate destinies. On the slopes of an unfinished ski resort, a young woman searches for her vanished lover. A couple’s Romanian honeymoon goes ominously awry, and, in the mesmerizing title story, a former child actress breaks with her life in a Hollywood cult.
 
In these and other stories, knockout after knockout, Shipstead delivers another “extraordinary” (New York Times) work of fiction and seals her reputation as a writer of “breathtaking range and skill” (Kirkus Reviews). Rich in imagination and dazzling in its shapeshifting style, You Have a Friend in 10A excavates the complexities of love, sex, and life in ways unsparing and hilarious, sharp-eyed and tender.

MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels Great Circle, Astonish Me, and Seating Arrangements and the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, and the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Los Angeles.

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