Literary Cocktail Hour features novelist Jonathan Evison
Jonathan Evison

Literary Cocktail Hour features novelist Jonathan Evison

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Literary Festival virtual Literary Cocktail Hour Friday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m. will feature author Jonathan Evison.

In a review of Evison's seventh novel, Small World, in January, Kirkus called the book “a bighearted, widescreen American tale.”

“Without being simplistic or wearing rose-colored glasses, Evison suggests a fresh way of recognizing our relationships without melting-pot clichés,” the review said.

Evison, who lives with his wife and family on an island in Washington state, is also the author of the novels All About Lulu, West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, Lawn Boy, Legends of the North Cascades, and This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

Small World received starred reviews in Kirkus, Booklist, and Bookpage, and The New York Times called it “easy to love in part because it deals in generosity and hope.”

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