Co-presented with HEDGEBROOK and HUGO HOUSE.

Award-winning fiction writer Hannah Tinti makes this welcome Elliott Bay return this evening. The author of a story collection, Animal Crackers, and a brilliant debut novel, The Good Thief, here tonight with a continent-spanning daughter-father odyssey, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley (Random House). Part of the ground covered here is Whidbey Island - a place Hannah Tinti knows well from time spent at Hedgebrook.

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley is utterly magnificent—gripping, suspenseful, funny, and so full of heart. Young Loo and her father are contemporary characters with the stature and magnetism of the great heroes of literature…This is a book I will return to again and again, for sheer pleasure and to learn how it is done.”—Ruth Ozeki.

“Seamlessly transposing classical myth into a quintessentially American landscape and marrying taut suspense with dreamy lyricism, [Hannah] Tinti’s beautifully intricate second novel is well worth the wait...Tinti’s imagery evokes time, space, the sea, and the myth of Heracles without losing the narrative’s sure grounding in American communities and culture. This is a convincingly redemptive and celebratory novel: an affirmation of the way that heroism and human fallibility coexist, of how good parenting comes in unexpected packages, and of the way that we are marked by our encounters with each other and the luminous universe in which we dwell.”—Publishers Weekly.

Joining her onstage this evening is acclaimed Seattle novelist Laurie Frankel, most recently author of This Is How It Always Is. Hannah Tinti is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of the award-winning literary magazine, One Story.

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122