Virtual Event: Claire Luchette and Helen Ellis

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 6:00pm

Cover image of Agatha of Little Neon. The title is at the top of the cover in slim black writing. The cover is hot pink with a neon yellow house in the center and a yellow moon. There are silhouetted nuns spaced out closer and farther across the cover.
Join us on Monday, August 9 at 6pm PT when Claire Luchette joins us to discuss her debut novel, Agatha of Little Neon, with Helen Ellis on Zoom!

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Praise for Agatha of Little Neon
"Full of small devotions, pith and vigor, and a bounty of tender feeling for a world that is not quite as full of grace as it could be, this bold debut shines with a light all its own." —Alexandra Kleeman

"Claire Luchette is so wildly talented that I would follow her anywhere . . . A novel that's blazingly original, wry, and perfectly attuned to the oddness—and the profundity—of life." —Cristina Henriquez

About Agatha of Little Neon
Claire Luchette's debut, Agatha of Little Neon, is a novel about yearning and sisterhood, figuring out how you fit in (or don’t), and the unexpected friends who help you find your truest self

Agatha has lived every day of the last nine years with her sisters: they work together, laugh together, pray together. Their world is contained within the little house they share. The four of them are devoted to Mother Roberta and to their quiet, purposeful life.

But when the parish goes broke, the sisters are forced to move. They land in Woonsocket, a former mill town now dotted with wind turbines. They take over the care of a halfway house, where they live alongside their charges, such as the jawless Tim Gary and the headstrong Lawnmower Jill. Agatha is forced to venture out into the world alone to teach math at a local all-girls high school, where for the first time in years she has to reckon all on her own with what she sees and feels. Who will she be if she isn’t with her sisters? These women, the church, have been her home. Or has she just been hiding?

Disarming, delightfully deadpan, and full of searching, Claire Luchette’s Agatha of Little Neon offers a view into the lives of women and the choices they make. It is a novel about sisterhood, friendship, and devotion, about figuring out how we fit in (or don’t), and about the unexpected friends who help us find our truest selves.

About Claire Luchette
Claire Luchette has published work in the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Kenyon ReviewPloughshares, and Granta. A 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Luchette graduated from the University of Oregon MFA program and has received grants and scholarships from MacDowell, Yaddo, the Millay Colony for the Arts, Lighthouse Works, the Elizabeth George Foundation, and the James Merrill House. Agatha of Little Neon is Luchette’s first novel.

About Helen Ellis
Helen Ellis is the author of Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light,Southern Lady Code, American Housewife and Eating the Cheshire Cat. Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City. You can find her on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and Instagram @HelenEllisAuthor.

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Agatha of Little Neon: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374265267
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 3rd, 2021

"Blazingly original, wry, and perfectly attuned to the oddness—and the profundity—of life” (Cristina Henríquez), Claire Luchette's debut, Agatha of Little Neon, is a novel about yearning and sisterhood, figuring out how you fit in (or don’t), and the unexpected friends who help you find your truest self


Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385546157
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Published: Doubleday - July 13th, 2021

The bestselling author of American Housewife and Southern Lady Code returns with a viciously funny, deeply felt collection of essays on friendship among grown-ass women.


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