UNITED THEATRE: Angie Kim (Happiness Falls)

Angie Kim at the UNITED May 16th, 2024

The UNITED and Bank Square Books host Angie Kim, New York Times best-selling author for an author talk and signing discussing her latest book, Happiness Falls, which was a Good Morning America Book Club Pick! Angie will be in conversation with bestselling author and Ocean House Author Series host Deborah Goodrich Royce.

There are two ticketing options for this event.
General Admission (NO BOOK) - $10
General Admission (WITH BOOK) - $28

Purchase tickets HERE

Note: Copies of Happiness Falls, Angie Kim’s backlist, and Deborah Goodrich Royce’s books will be available to purchase at the event. Angie and Deborah will be signing and personalizing any books purchased either with a ticket or at the event.


book coverAbout the Book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK  When a father goes missing, his family's desperate search leads them to question everything they know about him and one another in this thrilling page-turner, a deeply moving portrait of a family in crisis from the award-winning author of Miracle Creek.

OPRAH DAILY'S #1 NOVEL OF THE YEAR - ONE OF PEOPLE'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - A WASHINGTON POST, BOOKPAGE, KIRKUS REVIEWS, NEW YORK POST, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, BOOK RIOT, CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, REAL SIMPLE, CRIMEREADS, AND SHE READS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Belletrist Book Club Pick - Finalist for the New American Voices Award - "This is a story with so many twists and turns I was riveted through the last page."--Jodi Picoult

"A brilliant, satisfying, compassionate mystery that is as much about language and storytelling as it is about a missing father. I loved this book."--Gabrielle Zevin, author of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

"I fell in love with the fascinating, brilliant family at the center of this riveting book."--Ann Napolitano, author of Hello Beautiful

"We didn't call the police right away." Those are the electric first words of this extraordinary novel about a biracial Korean American family in Virginia whose lives are upended when their beloved father and husband goes missing.

Mia, the irreverent, hyperanalytical twenty-year-old daughter, has an explanation for everything--which is why she isn't initially concerned when her father and younger brother Eugene don't return from a walk in a nearby park. They must have lost their phone. Or stopped for an errand somewhere. But by the time Mia's brother runs through the front door bloody and alone, it becomes clear that the father in this tight-knit family is missing and the only witness is Eugene, who has the rare genetic condition Angelman syndrome and cannot speak.

What follows is both a ticking-clock investigation into the whereabouts of a father and an emotionally rich portrait of a family whose most personal secrets just may be at the heart of his disappearance. Full of shocking twists and fascinating questions of love, language, and human connection, Happiness Falls is a mystery, a family drama, and a novel of profound philosophical inquiry. With all the powerful storytelling she brought to her award-winning debut, Miracle Creek, Angie Kim turns the missing-person story into something wholly original, creating an indelible tale of a family who must go to remarkable lengths to truly understand one another.

About the Author

Angie Kim moved as a preteen from Seoul, South Korea, to Baltimore. After graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy, she studied philosophy at Stanford University and attended Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Her debut novel, Miracle Creek, won the Edgar Award and was named one of the 100 best mysteries and thrillers of all time by Time. Happiness Falls, her second novel, was an instant New York Times bestseller, a GMA and Barnes & Noble book club pick, and was named the #1 novel of the year by Oprah Daily

 

Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 6:00pm
United Theatre
5-7 Canal Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Happiness Falls: A Novel By Angie Kim Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593448229
Availability: Currently On Hand In Store
Published: Hogarth - May 7th, 2024

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • When a father goes missing, his family’s desperate search leads them to question everything they know about him and one another in this thrilling page-turner, a deeply moving portrait of a family in crisis from the award-winning author of Miracle Creek.