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Virtual Author Talk: Emily Adrian (The Second Season)
08/17/2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present an author talk and Q&A with Emily Adrian for the new book The Second Season. Emily will be in conversation with Rufi Thorpe (The Knockout Queen).
This event is free, but registration is required.
About the Book
Ruth Devon starred for Georgetown Basketball back in college — until she injured her knee, married her coach, and found a new career calling games on the radio. Twenty years later, Ruth and her now-ex-husband, Lester, are two of the most famous faces in sports media. When Lester decides to retire from the announcers’ booth, Ruth goes after his job. If she gets it, she will be the first woman to call NBA games on national television.
For now, Ruth is reporting from the sideline of the NBA finals, immersed in the high-pressure spectacle of the post-season. But in a deserted locker room at halftime, Ruth makes a discovery that shatters her vision of her future. Instantly, she is torn between the two things she has always wanted most: the game and motherhood.
With warmth and incisive observation, Adrian brings to life the obsessions, emotions, and drama of fandom. The Second Season asks why, how, and whom we watch, while offering a rich and complicated account of motherhood, marriage, and ambition. Adrian’s character study of Ruth Devon illuminates a beautiful basketball mind — and the struggle of a woman who claims authority in a male-dominated world.
About the Authors
Emily Adrian is the author of two critically acclaimed young adult novels, Like It Never Happened and The Foreseeable Future. Everything Here Is under Control is her first adult novel. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband, her son, and their dog, Hank.
Rufi Thorpe received her MFA from the University of Virginia in 2009. She is the author of Dear Fang, with Love and The Girls from Corona del Mar, which was long listed for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize and for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. A native of California, she currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons.