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Posted on: October 14, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Authors Karen Joy Fowler and Gail Tsukiyama at Library

On behalf of the Kearney Public Library Foundation and Kearney Public Library you are invited to an evening with national best-selling, award-winning author Karen Joy Fowler. She will present on her book “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” on Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kearney Public Library. Author Gail Tsukiyama will join Karen to share about Writers for WaterBridge Outreach an organization they both actively support.

Karen Joy Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections. “The Jane Austen Book Club” spent thirteen weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list and was a New York Times Notable Book. Fowler’s previous novel, “Sister Noon”, was a finalist for the 2001 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Her debut novel, “Sarah Canary”, was a New York Times Notable Book, as was her second novel, “The Sweetheart Season”. In addition, “Sarah Canary” won the Commonwealth medal for best first novel by a Californian, and was listed for the Irish Times International Fiction Prize as well as the Bay Area Book Reviewers Prize. Fowler’s short story collection “Black Glass” won the World Fantasy Award in 1999, and her collection “What I Didn’t See” won the World Fantasy Award in 2011. We are fortunate to have such renowned authors to continue our annual Author Series. A book signing will follow the presentations.

WaterBridge Outreach: Books + Water is a nonprofit organization, which focuses on donating books in English and local languages and funding clean water and sanitation projects in communities and villages in the developing world. Writers for WaterBridge Outreach: Books + Water inspires us to take this belief one step further. As a community we believe that funding books, clean water, and sanitation projects in areas of need is a vital source in our continuing efforts to promote literacy, education, and development. It also allows for a future in a developing world in which adults and children will have the basic opportunities that we so often take for granted.

This program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Kearney Public Library Foundation. The Library is located at 2020 1st Avenue, Kearney, NE.

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