Liz Rosenberg (A Strange Life) and Michael Klein (The Early Minutes of Without) Author Talk and Signing

Anna Noyes Author Talk May 15th 2024

Bank Square Books presents an author talk and signing with Liz Rosenberg (A Strange Life) and Michael Klein (The Early Minutes of Without). 


Book CoverAbout A Strange Life:

Collected together for the very first time, witty and wide-ranging essays from the celebrated author of Little Women.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is, of course, best known as the author of Little Women (1868). But she was also a noted essayist who wrote on a wide range of subjects, including her father's failed utopian commune, the benefits of an unmarried life, and her experience as a young woman sent to work in service to alleviate her family's poverty. Her first literary success was a contemporary close-up account of the American Civil War, brilliantly depicted in Hospital Sketches, which was drawn from her own experience of serving as an army nurse near the nation's capital. As with her famous novel, Alcott writes these essays with clear observation, unforgettable scenes, and one of the sharpest wits in American literature.

Blending gentle satire with reportage and emotive autobiography, Alcott's exquisite essays are as exceptional as the novels she is known for. Published together for the first time, this delightful selection shows us another side to one of our most celebrated writers.

About Liz Rosenberg:

Liz Rosenberg is the author of 5 books of poetry, 6 novels, biographies, essays, and more than two dozen books for young readers. She was book columnist for the Boston Globe for twenty years, and served as Chair of the National Book Awards for Young People. She teaches at Binghamton University, and splits her time between Binghamton and New London. Her most recent book is the edited A STRANGE LIFE: Selected Essays of Louisa May Alcott, Notting Hill Books UK/ NY Review of Books.

About The Early Minutes of Without

Tour the brilliant, wild, and careful career of poet Michael Klein, from a generous serving of new work all the way back to his 1993 debut, titled 1990. The HIV crisis, the ecstasy of our bonds with both the human and the animal worlds, the exquisite complications of longing, love songs to New York and to Provincetown--the varied, rich textures and electrifying honesty of his work bring rare gratification to his readers.

About Michael Klein

Michael Klein has written five books of poetry and two books of autobiographical non-fiction. His honors include a fellowship from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and winning a Lambda Literary Award twice for poetry. His newest book is The Early Minutes of Without: New and Selected Poems. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Binghamton University and for more than 20 years, was on the MFA-in-Writing faculty at Goddard College and is currently teaching for College Unbound. He lives in Newport, RI, and you can find him virtually at michaelklein.substack.com.

A Strange Life: Selected Essays of Louisa May Alcott By Louisa May Alcott, Liz Rosenberg (Editor), Jane Smiley (Preface by) Cover Image
By Louisa May Alcott, Liz Rosenberg (Editor), Jane Smiley (Preface by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781912559435
Availability: Currently On Hand In Store
Published: Notting Hill Editions - October 31st, 2023

Collected together for the very first time, witty and wide-ranging essays from the celebrated author of Little Women.


The Early Minutes of Without: New & Selected Poems By Michael Klein Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781944585655
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(This book cannot be returned)
Published: Word Works - October 1st, 2023

Poet Michael Klein's New & Selected work


Scribbles, Sorrows, and Russet Leather Boots: The Life of Louisa May Alcott By Liz Rosenberg, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Liz Rosenberg, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780763694357
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Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021

Insightful, exciting, and deeply moving, Liz Rosenberg’s distinctive portrait of the author of Little Women reveals some of her life’s more complex and daring aspects.


Another Last Call: Poems on Addiction and Deliverance By Kaveh Akbar (Editor), Paige Lewis (Editor), Joy Harjo (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Kaveh Akbar (Editor), Paige Lewis (Editor), Joy Harjo (Contribution by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781956046168
Availability: Currently On Hand In Store
Published: Sarabande Books - October 24th, 2023

An anthology edited by acclaimed poets Kaveh Akbar and Paige Lewis.


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