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Thursday, June 18 at 7PM
speaking & signing his acclaimed novel, now in paperback,
We Are Not Ourselves
We Are Not Ourselves was an instant bestseller in hardcover and is sure to be a smash in paperback, particulary with book clubs. Through the lives of characters who begin in Woodside, Queens in 1941 and span the years to present day, Matthew Thomas charts the American Century. Eileen Tumulty is an Irish immigrant who encourages her husband to want more and do more. It slowly becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper, more incomprehensive psychological shift. Join us as Thomas reads from this "long, gorgeous epic" (New York Times) at BookPeople.
ABOUT MATTHEW THOMAS
Matthew Thomas was born and raised in New York City. He has a BA from the University of Chicago, an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His New York Times-bestselling novel We Are Not Ourselves was shortlisted for both the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and the James Tait Black Prize, longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and nominated for the Folio Prize. It was named a Notable Book of the year by the New York Times, one of the fifty best fiction books of the year by the Washington Post, one of the ten best fiction books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, one of the five most important books of the year by Esquire, one of the best books of the year by Barnes & Noble and one of Janet Maslin’s ten favorite books of the year in the New York Times.