A Night In with Elizabeth Acevedo
Spend an evening with bestselling author of The Poet X and award-winning poet, Elizabeth Acevedo to celebrate the publication of her novel Family Lore.
The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Family Lore (RRP £16.99) deliverable to any UK or international address. The first 50 book and stream tickets will include a SIGNED copy of Family Lore. This event is FREE to watch.
This event is now available to watch on demand until the 22nd August 2023.
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Flor has a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. So when she decides to host her own living wake – bringing together her family and community to celebrate her long life – her sisters Matilde, Pastora and Camila are concerned. What has she foreseen?
But Flor isn’t the only one with a secret. Matilde has tried to hide the extent of her husband’s infidelity for years, and now must confront the true state of her marriage. Pastora – always on a mission to solve her sisters’ problems – needs to come to terms with her past. And Camila, the youngest sibling, has decided she no longer wants to be taken for granted. Alongside their struggles, the next generation of Marte women face their own tumult of family obligations, infertility, and heartache.
Elizabeth's debut adult novel is a sweeping generational tale about the importance of family bonds and the trials and joys that colour our lives. This virtual event will give you the chance to learn more about how Elizabeth was able to craft this intricate and expansive cast of characters, while delving into the process of writing an adult novel in comparison to her previous works. Make sure you tune in for this event as Elizabeth asks the ultimate question: What does it take to live a good life, for yourself and those you love?
“There is potent magic in these pages, passed down through this lineage of powerful sisters who have captured my heart. Reading Family Lore is like an embrace, and I am filled with nostalgia for a family I have never had and could never have imagined.” Ruth Ozeki
“Acevedo is a master of time. Family Lore is full of beautiful prose, even-handed magic, and all the pains and triumphs of intergenerational bonds. Tender, moving, and altogether lovely. Not one word is wasted here.” Kiley Reid