Tuesday, September 20 at 7PM
JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER
speaking & signing his new novel
Here I Am
Join us this evening as we welcome bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer with his new novel, one of the most highly anticipated books of the year, Here I Am. Foer is the author of several influential modern works, including the novels Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and his powerful nonfiction book, Eating Animals. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Here I Am from BookPeople. If you cannot attend the event and would like a signed copy of the book, you may pre-order a signed copy via bookpeople.com. We ship worldwide.
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EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES
- The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public.
- Tickets are required to join the signing line.
- Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Here I Am from BookPeople.
- Books & tickets are now available to pre-order. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart.
- Tickets are lettered. The line for the signing will form according to ticket letter after the author speaks.
- Keep checking this page for further guidelines as the event date approaches.
If you cannot make it to the event, you can order a signed copy of Here I Am. Simply add the book to your cart and indicate SIGNED COPY. We ship all over the world!
ABOUT HERE I AM
In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.”
How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years--a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy.
Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home--and the fundamental question of how much life one can bear.
ABOUT JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of two bestselling, award-winning novels, Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a bestselling work of nonfiction, Eating Animals. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.