Join us on Sunday, October 9 at 2pm PT when Rebecca Handler joins us for a signing and temporary tattoo parlor for the release of Edie Richter is Not Alone at 9th Ave!
San Francisco's own Rebecca Handler celebrates the paperback release of her novel, Edie Richter is Not Alone, with an afternoon book signing at our Inner Sunset store.
If you purchase a copy of the book, you will receive a temporary possum tattoo made just for the book!
(If you've already purchased a paperback copy via Green Apple Books prior to this signing, bring a receipt to get a tattoo!)
Praise for Edie Richter is Not Alone
“Oh how I love this book. I finished Edie Richter Is Not Alone in one sitting, then reread it immediately. Hilariously heartbreakingly honest on every page, Rebecca Handler’s novel is that rare thing: a perfect book." —Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less
"A tragicomic exploration of the collateral damage of Alzheimer's disease... Handler gets it right from the title on out. Edie is definitely not alone. Her plight is one many readers will respond to deeply and perhaps even be soothed by... Profound yet often quite funny, keenly observed, and deeply affecting." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
About Edie Richter is Not Alone
Funny, acerbic Edie Richter is moving with her husband from San Francisco to Perth, Australia. She leaves behind a sister and mother still mourning the recent death of her father. Before the move, Edie and her husband were content, if socially awkward―given her disinclination for small talk.
In Perth, Edie finds herself in a remarkably isolated yet verdant corner of the world, but Edie has a secret: she committed an unthinkable act that she can barely admit to herself. In some ways, the landscape mirrors her own complicated inner life, and rather than escaping her past, Edie is increasingly forced to confront what she's done. Everybody, from the wildlife to her new neighbors, is keen to engage, and Edie does her best to start fresh. But her relationship with her husband is fraying, and the beautiful memories of her father are heartbreaking, and impossible to stop. Something, in the end, has to give.
Written in clean spare prose that is nevertheless brimming with the richness and wry humor of the protagonist's observations and idiosyncrasies, Edie Richter is Not Alone is Rebecca Handler’s debut novel. It is both deeply shocking and entirely quotidian: a story about a woman's visceral confrontation with the fundamental meaning of humanity.
About Rebecca Handler
Rebecca Handler is a writer who lives and works in San Francisco. Rebecca’s stories have been published and awarded in several anthologies, and she blogs regularly at www.onewomanparty.com. Edie Richter is Not Alone (Unnamed Press, 2021) is her debut novel and was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. In a Starred Review, Kirkus writes, "A tragicomic exploration of the collateral damage of Alzheimer's disease... Handler gets it right from the title on out. Edie is definitely not alone.” Rebecca was recently awarded a MacDowell fellowship and spent the month of April in New Hampshire, writing her second novel.
"Oh how I love this book. I finished Edie Richter Is Not Alone in one sitting, then reread it immediately. Hilariously heartbreakingly honest on every page, Rebecca Handler's novel is that rare thing: a perfect book." --Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less