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We Love a Good Signing

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 11, 2008 4:41PM

2008_01_sparrowisdead.gifAuthor Jeffrey Eugenides is no stranger to lovers of both great fiction and fine cinema. His novel Virgin Suicides was adapted into the 1999 film by Sofia Coppela, and his follow-up novel Middlesex was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. His work has also been featured in the likes of the New Yorker and the Yale Review, and he has received numerous other awards and recognition for his talents as an American writer … not too shabby, huh? Eugenides’ newest effort– My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro – is hot off the presses, and could be viewed as his personal love letter to the art. This anthology of 26 love stories is an amour-themed roundup of many tried and true literary masters, including James Joyce and William Faulkner.

Interested? Then head over to the Border's on Michigan Avenue this evening, where Eugenides will be signing copies of his book starting at 7 p.m. Ooooh, sounds like a good gift for Valentine's Day!

All of the proceeds from My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead are going directly to benefit the free youth writing programs sponsored by 826CHI. Eugenides is no stranger to Chicago, since he lived here for a few years before accepting a staff position in the Creative Writing Department at Princeton University. We really appreciate his shout-out and support for one of our local non-profits… especially one dedicated to kids, creativity, and writing.

Thanks, Amy!