PLG resident, Emma Straub‘s debut short story collection, “Other People We Married” will be published in February by Five Chapters Books. It is a collection of stories Emma has written over the past few years, and it also includes her novella “Fly-Over State.” The book has received some great early reviews.
“Other People We Married is a revelation. In these stories of grief, love, loss, and transplantation, Emma Straub demonstrates her brilliance, her humor, her sharp observational powers, as well as her lyrical gifts and affection for the world, She is a terrific new talent.” –Lorrie Moore
“Emma Straub has such a graceful, brittle, subversive voice that it takes a moment after you surface from her stories, drugged with pleasure and ringing with sharp insight, to realize how deeply she loves and understands humanity. Other People We Married is a terrific collection of stories, and Emma Straub is a joyous marvel of a writer.” –Lauren Groff
There will be a launch party for the book this Thursday, January 27th at 7PM at Brooklyn’s own BookCourt, where Emma also works. BookCourt is at 163 Court Street (between Pacific & Dean), 718-875-3677. There will be also be a reading at McNally Jackson in Soho on February 16th at 7PM.