Annie Hartnett discusses her debut novel Rabbit Cake

Sat 4/8, 7pm
Annie Hartnett discusses her debut novel Rabbit Cake

"Rabbit Cake is cause for celebration." -- Amanda Ibarra, Flyleaf Books

We're thrilled to host Annie Hartnett, author of Rabbit Cake-- a debut novel that we've been looking forward to sharing with you for over a year! Click here to read Amanda's full review.

Twelve-year-old Elvis Babbitt has a head for the facts: she knows science proves yellow is the happiest color, she knows a healthy male giraffe weighs about 3,000 pounds, and she knows that the naked mole rat is the longest living rodent. She knows she should plan to grieve her mother, who has recently drowned while sleepwalking, for exactly eighteen months. But there are things Elvis doesn’t yet know―like how to keep her sister Lizzie from poisoning herself while sleep-eating or why her father has started wearing her mother's silk bathrobe around the house. Elvis investigates the strange circumstances of her mother's death and finds comfort, if not answers, in the people (and animals) of Freedom, Alabama. As hilarious a storyteller as she is heartbreakingly honest, Elvis is a truly original voice in this exploration of grief, family, and the endurance of humor after loss.

 

 

 

 

Annie Hartnett is the author of Rabbit Cake, out March 2017 with Tin House Books. She was the 2013-2014 Writer in Residence for the Associates of the Boston Public Library, and currently teaches at Grub Street, an independent writing center in Boston. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband and border collie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event date: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - March 7th, 2017