9th Ave: Annie Hartnett and Ellen O'Connell Whittet

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

Annie Hartnett discusses her new novel, Rabbit Cake, with Ellen O'Connell Whittet.

 

Praise for Rabbit Cake

 

“Annie Hartnett's Rabbit Cake is fantastically original, a story about loss that expands in such exciting, unpredictable ways that I found myself completely won over by the unique Babbitt clan. Hartnett has such a gift for absurdity without ever losing the essential heart of the story. With this novel, she's become one of my favorite writers.” Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang

 

“Hartnett has written a quirky, slightly magical coming-of-age story that will have your heart. She is a writer to watch.” Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

 

“A brilliant book . . . How a whip-smart young girl handles the loss of her mother and the reorientation of her family; charming and beautifully written.” —Kirkus, Starred Review

 

About Rabbit Cake

 

Fans of Maria Semple's Where'd You Go Bernadette and and Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You will delight in Annie Hartnett's debut, a darkly comic novel about a young girl named Elvis trying to figure out her place in a world without her mother.

 

Twelve-year-old Elvis Babbitt has a head for the facts: she knows science proves yellow is the happiest color, she knows a healthy male giraffe weighs about 3,000 pounds, and she knows that the naked mole rat is the longest living rodent. She knows she should plan to grieve her mother, who has recently drowned while sleepwalking, for exactly eighteen months. But there are things Elvis doesn’t yet know―like how to keep her sister Lizzie from poisoning herself while sleep-eating or why her father has started wearing her mother's silk bathrobe around the house. Elvis investigates the strange circumstances of her mother's death and finds comfort, if not answers, in the people (and animals) of Freedom, Alabama. As hilarious a storyteller as she is heartbreakingly honest, Elvis is a truly original voice in this exploration of grief, family, and the endurance of humor after loss

 

 

Rabbit Cake Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Tin House Books - March 7th, 2017

Twelve-year-old Elvis Babbitt has a head for the facts: she knows science proves yellow is the happiest color, she knows a healthy male giraffe weighs about 3,000 pounds, and she knows that the naked mole rat is the longest living rodent. She knows she should plan to grieve her mother, who has recently drowned while sleepwalking, for exactly eighteen months.


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