Coates, whose nonfiction work earned him the National Book Award and a MacArthur Fellow “Genius” grant, will attend a unique event to promote the publication of his first novel about a boy with a mysterious power and his efforts to rid his family of the Slavery. Coates will discuss his work with Damon Lindelof, creator of the TV series “Watchmen”. This event takes place on November 30th and tickets cost between $ 20 and $ 24. magiccitybooks.com.
“Nights When Nothing Happened” by Simon Han(Riverhead Books, $ 26)
Former Tulsa Artist Fellow Han’s first novel is one of the most anticipated debuts of the year. A couple who immigrated to Texas from China sends their older son, who has stayed with his grandparents, to live with his family in the United States. But when his younger sister starts sleepwalking, secrets emerge that have long been buried. Han will speak about his books in a virtual event on December 3 at 7 p.m. Magiccitybooks.com.
“Jack” by Marilynne Robinson(Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, $ 27)
Robinson received the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award in 2020, presented by the Tulsa Library Trust. Robinson entered the literary scene with the publication of her now classic novel Housekeeping in 1980. She followed that book with a series of non-fiction and a series of novels in the mythical city of Gilead, Iowa, that follow the lives of a Presbyterian Minister and his family . The award will only be officially awarded in December 2021. So you have plenty of time to read Robinson’s work, the most recent of which is the novel “Jack”.