Barnes & Noble Warwick is pleased to host New York Times Bestselling author Wally Lamb for a reading, discussion and booksigning on Thursday, December 8th at 7pm for his new book I’ll Take You There at 1350 Bald Hill Rd. Warwick. This magical, uplifting novel is vintage Lamb, offering a convergence of politics and pop culture, family secrets, and Hollywood iconography that speaks to the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women, of every era, must face.
I’ll Take You There centers on film professor Felix Funicello, who runs a Monday night film club in a former vaudeville theater. There, Felix encounters the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing actress, producer, and director from the silent film era. Lois’s ghost becomes a guiding spirit of sorts, inviting Felix to revisit—and in some cases relive—scenes from his past as they are projected on the movie screen. As he is plunged into his own past through the medium of film, Felix reflects on the women who have had a profound impact on his life: his Gen Y daughter who is trying to align her post-feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister, with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna, a fiery would-be contestant for Miss Rheingold Beer of 1951, whose tragic fate becomes the unexpected genesis for all the stories of these unforgettable heroines across a century.
Wally Lamb is the author of five previous novels. His first two works of fiction, She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much is True, were both number one New York Times bestsellers and selections of Oprah’s Book Club. His writing awards include the Connecticut Center for the Book’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Barnes and Noble “Writers for Writers Award,” and the New England Book Award for Fiction, among others. Lamb edited Couldn’t Keep it to Myself and I’ll Fly Away, two volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Connecticut, where he has been a volunteer facilitator for seventeen years. He lives in Connecticut.
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