BSB: Ethan Joella (A Little Hope) Author Signing

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Bank Square Books presents an author signing with Ethan Joella for the book A Little Hope.


a little hope book coverAbout the Book

Wharton, Connecticut, is a sleepy, suburban town, filled in summer with the smell of hydrangeas and the sounds of kids playing soccer and tennis balls smacking country-club pavement. As in many small towns, the connections among its inhabitants are what makes Wharton special. The domino effect of neighbors' choices impact each other one another far more than they could ever imagine. A chance meeting blossoms into a new relationship, a tragic diagnosis inspires independence, a surprise visitor helps breach an emotional wall, a marriage's foundation becomes cracked in an instant. In his debut novel, Joella has an eye and ear for suburban pathos, highlighting tragedy and growth in equal parts.

Exploring new love, the twists and turns of grief, and the steadfast loyalty of soulmates, A Little Hope is narrated by a diverse ensemble of Wharton residents. Joella pays particular attention to the aftershocks of loss in the residents' lives, ranging from heartbreak and addiction to cancer, but he doesn't dwell on the maudlin. Loyal readers of Meg Wolitzer and Matthew Norman will gravitate to this immersive, illuminating novel. 

About the Author

Ethan Joella teaches English and psychology at the University of Delaware and specializes in community writing workshops. His work has appeared in River TeethThe Cimarron ReviewThe MacGuffinDelaware Beach Life, and Third Wednesday. He is the author of A Little Hope, which was a Read with Jenna Bonus Selection, and the forthcoming A Quiet Life. He lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with his wife and two daughters.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781982171193
Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - November 16th, 2021

A Read with Jenna Bonus Selection

An “immersive…illuminating” (Booklist) and life-affirming novel following the residents of an idyllic Connecticut town over the course of a year, A Little Hope explores the intertwining lives of a dozen neighbors as they confront everyday desires and fears: a lost love, a stalled career, an illness,


Sunday, July 24, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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