Two visiting writers from the University of Idaho will give a joint reading from recently published books. Sayantani DasGupta will read from her debut essay collection, Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, and the In-Between from the splendid Two Sylvias Press. And E.M. Sloan is here with a historical WWII memoir, When Songbirds Returned to Paris (Fawkes Press).

“Dasgupta writes with such keen intelligence and vivid clarity that we can’t help be taken in.” - Kim Barnes.

“Cultures, languages, religions, landscapes, legacies--this is a writer who contains multitudes.” - Peggy Shumaker.

"With an innovative narrative structure and lively cast of characters, Elizabeth Sloan’s When Songbirds Returned to Paris weaves a powerful family history set against the backdrop of world war. Sloan’s impressive research reminds us that with enough digging, remarkable, true stories can rise from the dead."—Buddy Levy.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122