I have two events at the Strand coming up in the next few days, so do join us if you're in the neighborhood! (Tarralucci e Vino afterwards, for sure...)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 -- Katharine Weber (katharineweber.com) reads from and signs TRIANGLE (FSG, 2006) at the Strand -- Esther Gottesfeld is the last living survivor of the notorious 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist fire and has told her story countless times in the span of her lifetime. Even so, her death at the age of 106 leaves unanswered many questions about what happened that fateful day. A brilliant, haunting novel about one of the most terrible tragedies in early twentieth-century America, TRIANGLE forces us to consider how we tell our stories, how we hear them, and how history is forged from unverifiable truths. "A marvel of ingenuity, bridging history and imagination, astonishing musical inventiveness and genuine social tragedy. It is a wide-awake novel as powerful as it is persuasive, probing and capturing human verities." — Cynthia Ozick. Strand Books is located on Broadway at 12th Street. 7PM, FREE.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 -- Green Apple Talk #1: Eating Green explores the common ground between eating for pleasure and eating politics. How are consumers changing the way they eat, and what impact do those trends really have on the environment? Can people - individually, and as a society - really be healthier? Join us at the Strand for a sure to be lively panel discussion with Tim Fitzgerald of Environmental Defense, who will discuss the Oceans Program on conservation and human health issues related to the U.S. seafood market as well as projects to improve aquaculture and develop meaningful organic standards for fish; Organic, Inc: Natural Foods and How They Grew author Samuel Fromartz; and Makalé Faber of Slow Food USA, the American branch of a global movement with over 80,000 members who recognize that the enjoyment of wholesome food is essential to the pursuit of happiness. Moderated by award-winning journalist Bryan Keefer. Strand Books is located on Broadway at 12th Street. 7PM, FREE.