The 21st Winter Words series celebrates some of America’s leading authors, including Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times best-sellers and the U.S. Poet Laureate. From a coming-of-age surf memoir to a new novel on the immigrant experience, their work represents distinctive voices and storytelling at its finest.
Christina Baker Kine
#1 New York Times Bestselling Novelist
Christina Baker Kline is the author of The New York Times best-seller “A Piece of the World,” about the relationship between the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his best-known painting, “Christina’s World.” Kline has written six other novels—”Orphan Train,” “Orphan Train Girl,” “The Way Life Should Be,” “Bird in Hand,” “Desire Lines” and “Sweet Water”—and written or edited five works of nonfiction. Her 2013 novel “Orphan Train” spent more than two years on The New York Times best-seller list, including five weeks at No. 1, and was published in 40 countries. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub and Psychology Today, among other places. She lives near New York City and on the coast of Maine.
January 9 Alice McDermott
January 23 Tracy K. Smith
March 20 William Finnegan
April 3 Luis Alberto Urrea
*A signing will follow each discussion
*Explore Booksellers will have books for purchase
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