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a : 25 August 2011 • 7:13AM -0400

after-words books Book Launch and Bag Sale
by bdvorkin


We are hosting a book release partyfor Everyone But You by Sandra Novack on September 15.
Local author Sandra Novack will be at After-Words books onSeptember 15, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. reading from and signing copies of her book EveryoneBut You. There will be a winereception to follow.
Sandra Novack has earned great acclaim with her shortfiction, which has appeared in more than thirty literary venues, including TheGettysburg Review, Gulf Coast,and The Iowa Review. Now, in this new collection of stories, shefurther demonstrates her mastery of the form while exploring a universal theme:the desire for connection.

In “Cerulean Skies,” a wife must deal with her husband’s artistic calling whilereexamining the loss of her own creative passion. A young woman is forced toconfront the truth of her past, and its affect on her present love life, whenshe inherits her late dad’s possessions in “My Father’s Mahogany Leg.” In “Memphis” a man walks adelicate line between caring for his schizophrenic brother and keeping his newmarriage afloat. “The Thin Border Between Here and Disaster” finds two marriedcollege professors faced with the fallout from their divorce, and a boywrestles with his faith after the death of his mother in “Morty, El Morto.”

Fierce, sexual, and contentious, these moving tales place Sandra Novack’sprodigious talent on full display. Everyone but You illuminates thecommon truths behind some of the most profound moments in our lives.
Sandra Novack’s fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, The GettysburgReview, Gulf Coast, and Mississippi Review,among other publications. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize threetimes, and holds an MFA from Vermont College. She is theauthor of the novel Precious. Novack currently lives in Chicago, Illinois withher husband, Phil, and many animals.

Saturday September 10th and Sunday September 11th
Noon - 6 pm
23 e. illinois  street
chicago, il  60611

Get a bag FULL of books for only $5!  Bags available for $1  

after-words book sale to benefit charity is here!

The sale will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. We’ll besetting up some tables in the basement for you to fill your bags with. For $5 you can fill your own bag or purchaseone from us for $1, but all proceeds go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’sfood bank, is a not-for-profit distribution and training center for hungrypeople while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depositorydistributes donated and purchased food through a network of 600 food pantries,soup kitchens and shelters to almost a half-million adults and children everyyear.

Supplies are limited.  There are noguarantees on what will be left when you get here.

Come check it out and getyour bag full of books!!

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