Launch Party for Jessica Anya Blau and Marion Winik

The Ivy Bookshop

Join us as we celebrate new releases from two of Baltimore's hottest authors: Jessica Anya Blau's The Wonder Bread Summer and Marion Winik's Highs in the Low Fifties.


By The Author

The Wonder Bread Summer:

It's 1983 in Berkeley, California. Twenty-year-old Allie Dodgson is a straitlaced college student working part-time at a dress shop to make ends meet. But when the shop turns out to be a front for a dangerous drug-dealing business, Allie finds herself on the lam, speeding toward Los Angeles in her best friend's Prelude with a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine riding shotgun and a hit man named Vice Versa on her tail. You can't find a more thrilling summer read.


Highs in the Low Fifties:

A cross between Nora Ephron and David Sedaris, longtime NPR commentator Marion Winik has a way of looking at life that's both relatable and remarkable. Her experience of being single in middle age will strike a chord as her willingness to share her personal humiliations leaves readers shocked, awed and laughing out loud.


About the Authors:

Jessica Anya Blau is the award-winning author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, which the San Francisco Chronicle selected as one of the Fifty Best Books of the Year.

Marion Winik is the author of six books of creative nonfiction, including Telling, First Comes Love, The Lunch-Box Chronicles and The Glen Rock Book of the Dead, and two volumes of poetry. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun, Salon, More and Newsday. She is a professor at the University of Baltimore.






Event Details

Time & DATE
Start: Friday, June 14, 2013 - 7:00pm
End: Friday, June 14, 2013 - 8:30pm



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