Laurie Frankel with Marilyn Dahl

We are thrilled to be helping virtually celebrate, along with our friends and colleagues at The Seattle Public Library, the publication of highly regarded Seattle writer Laurie Frankel’s much-awaited new novel, One Two Three (Henry Holt). The author of reader favorites The Atlas of Love, Goodbye for Now, and This Is How It Always Is, in her new book gives readers a moving story of family and its surprising ways, and of being in the world, finding community and conflict in varying degrees.

One Two Three is a powerful and nuanced novel about hope, human frailty, and love. Laurie Frankel takes a clear-eyed look at the mess we make of the world when we privilege profits over people and, brilliantly, without flinching from the truth, allows no hint of contempt, disgust, or hatred to enter the conversation. Three sisters, Mab, Monday, and Mirabel, understand that you can’t fight old problems with traditional tools. Their gifts and differences and love for each other help them to understand that their mother—our mothers—can’t make the change the world needs. It’s up to the daughters to act, to move us forward, to tell a different story. It is the daughters who will save us. One Two Three is the blueprint for a true revolution.” —Nicola Griffith. “In One Two Three, Laurie Frankel’s signature wit, warmth, and fierce compassion shine with the story of three courageous, memorable triplets. I loved this book from the first line to the last.” —Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness.

That same Marilyn Dahl, who has long been one of the Seattle literary community’s most vital, unsung actors - in an array of roles and places - will join Laurie Frankel in conversation, for what should be a most engaging, heartening evening.

There will be CART transcription and ASL interpretation for this program, which is co-presented by The Seattle Public Library and Elliott Bay Book Company.

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One Two Three: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250236777
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 8th, 2021

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 6:00pm
Virtually Hosted by Seattle Public Library
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