Alina Grabowski

We are excited to host author Alina Grabowski in-store on Wednesday, May 22nd to discuss her new book, Women and Children First.

 

Description


"I am a big fan of Women and Children First . . . Alina Grabowski is an astute and limber narrative artist and I could read her prose all day long and never grow weary."--Lorrie Moore, author of A Gate at the Stairs

A gripping literary puzzle that unwinds the private lives of ten women as they confront tragedy in a small Massachusetts town.

Nashquitten, MA, is a decaying coastal enclave that not even tourist season can revive, full of locals who have run the town's industries for generations. When a young woman dies at a house party, the circumstances around her death suspiciously unclear, the tight-knit community is shaken. As a mother grieves her daughter, a teacher her student, a best friend her confidante, the events around the tragedy become a lightning rod: blame is cast, secrets are buried deeper. Some are left to pick up the pieces, while others turn their backs, and all the while, a truth about that dreadful night begins to emerge.

Told through the eyes of ten local women, Grabowski's Women and Children First is an exquisite portrait of grief and a powerful reminder of life's interconnectedness. Touching on womanhood, class, and sexuality, ambition, disappointment, and tragedy, this novel is a stunning rendering of love and loss, and a bracing lesson from a phenomenal new literary talent that no one walks this earth alone.

 

About the Author


Alina Grabowski grew up in coastal Massachusetts and holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University. Her writing has appeared in Story, The Masters Review, Joyland, The Adroit Journal, and Day One. She has received scholarships from Aspen Summer Words, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. She lives in Austin, Texas.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 6:00PM
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Women and Children First

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By Alina Grabowski

Women and Children First By Alina Grabowski Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781638930785
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Zando - Sjp Lit - May 7th, 2024

Women and Children First By Alina Grabowski Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781638930785
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Zando - Sjp Lit - May 7th, 2024

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with author Alina Grabowski