The Austin American-Statesman Selects.....
BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman for their monthly Statesman Selects program. Each month, BookPeople will highlight the Statesman's top recommended read for Austin. April's pick is: Monday Monday by Elizabeth Crook. Pick up a copy of the Statesman on Sunday, April 27th to read their review. Join us here at BookPeople on Tuesday, April 29th at 7pm when Elizabeth Crook speaks about and signs her new book.
STATESMAN SELECTS: BOUND TO BE A GOOD READ.
by Elizabeth Crook
On an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began firing on pedestrians below. Elizabeth Crook's new novel, Monday Monday follows three students caught up in the massacre. With electrifying storytelling and the powerful sense of destiny found in Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto, and with the epic sweep of Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins, Elizabeth Crook’s Monday, Monday explores the ways in which we sustain ourselves and each other when the unthinkable happens. At its core, it is the story of a woman determined to make peace with herself, with the people she loves, and with a history that will not let her go. A humane treatment of a national tragedy, it marks a generous and thrilling new direction for a gifted American writer.
BookPeople is proud to partner with the Austin American-Statesman to bring the masterful literary author, Elizabeth Crook to the store on April 29th. Elizabeth Crook is the author of three previous novels and has been published in anthologies and periodicals such as Texas Monthly and Southwestern Historical Quarterly. She lives in Austin, TX.