Puget Sound English Department

August 20, 2010

More on The Atlas of Love

A Seattle Times review.

Plans are in the works for a reading/conversation on the Puget Sound campus with Professor Frankel. The tentative date is September 23, and there will be copies of her book available for purchase. More as the plans coalesce.

August 17, 2010

Assigned Reading, and a Reading

Just a reminder that today is the “official” release date for Professor Laurie Frankel’s The Atlas of Love.

The lovely and talented Professor Frankel will also read from and discuss her novel this Saturday, August 21, at the new Elliott Bay Book Company (in its new Capitol Hill location: 1521 10th Ave., Seattle 98122). The reading takes place at 4 p.m., and you can purchase your copy on site and have it signed. (My own pre-ordered copy is in transit, I am assured.) What better way to celebrate the end of summer and ease into the impending school year than by attending an event that features a faculty member as a source of reading for pleasure?

Updated to add: there’s a brief interview with Laurie Frankel about what she’s reading here. And if you can’t make it to Elliott Bay Books this Saturday, she’ll be discussing her book on the Puget Sound campus in September…more on that later.

August 4, 2010

Hear Professor Frankel read her new novel

As we eagerly await the August 17 publication date of Laurie Frankel’s The Atlas of Love (St. Martin’s Press, $23.99–or order your copy in advance here), news of several local and nearby opportunities to purchase a copy, have your copy signed, or simply enjoy an author’s reading by one of our favorite and most talented faculty members:

Elliott Bay Bookstore, Seattle
Sat. Aug 21
4 pm

Village Books, Bellingham, WA
Sun. Sept. 12
4 pm

Powell’s Books, Portland, OR
Fri. Sept 24
Time TBD

July 9, 2010

Countdown to _Atlas of Love_

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We’re very excited that the debut novel of our talented colleague Professor Laurie Frankel, The Atlas of Love (St. Martin’s Press, 23.99) will be released next month, on August 17. Advance press describes the book as “highly literate,” “insightful,” and “beautifully written”–and some of you may have been fortunate enough to have heard Professor Frankel read from it this past spring. The rest of us are eagerly awaiting it.

If, like us, you can’t wait, you can pre-order the book (or a Kindle version thereof) from amazon.com here.

Congratulations to Laurie from all of us in the department!

January 22, 2010

Full Moon at Noontide Featured in Today’s Seattle Times; Reading Tonight

Professor Ann Putnam’s memoir, Full Moon at Noontide receives a glowing review in today’s edition of the Seattle Times, which you can read here. Don’t forget that she will read from her work tonight, Friday, January 22, at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle. Congratulations to Ann!

January 16, 2010

Local Readings by our Talented Faculty!

The semester’s about to begin, bringing with it multiple opportunities to hear readings by our gifted colleagues in the Department.

First off, Professor Ann Putnam offers several chances this month to hear her read from her exquisite memoir, Full Moon at Noontide: A Daughter’s Last Goodbye (SMU Press, $22.50). The book is wise and touching, and in it, Ann addresses the full range of human experience with her characteristic stylistic precision and grace.
Ann will read at Seattle’s famed Elliott Bay Bookstore on Friday, January 22, 7 p.m. Check her website (linked above) or Elliott Bay’s for more information and an excerpt.

If you can’t get to Elliott Bay, you can catch Ann reading at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, on Tuesday, January 26, also at 7 p.m..

And to keep in mind, Professor Dolen Perkins-Valdez is currently touring in support of her debut novel, Wench (Amistad, $24.99), and will be rejoining us on the left coast in March for readings and a workshop on campus. Wench has already garnered some exceptional reviews, and I’m looking forward to getting a signed copy from its gifted author. Professor Laurie Frankel also has a debut novel in press; more information as it becomes available. The department is planning a campus celebration of our gifted and prolific Creative Writing faculty later this semester…We’ll keep you posted.