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Largehearted Lit: Hillary Jordan and Jessica Maria Tuccelli

    02/28/2013 - 7:00pm

    This special edition of Largehearted Lit doubles as a launch party for Jessica Maria Tuccelli’s debut novel, Glow. She’ll be joined by musician Rachel Loshak and fellow novelist Hillary Jordan (When She Woke, Mudbound). Largehearted Lit is a regular series curated by blogger David Gutowski, celebrating words, music, and their overlap.Glow transports us from Washington, D.C., on the brink of World War II to the Blue Ridge frontier of 1836, from the parlors of antebellum manses to the plantation kitchens where girls are raised by women who stand in as mothers. Tuccelli a graduate of MIT. She currently resides in New York City. Glow is her first novel. 
    Hillary Jordan's most recent novel, When She Woke, tells the story of a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of a not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated but chromed their skin color is genetically altered to match the class of their crimes and then released back into the population to survive as best they can.  Singer/bassist Rachel Loshak has created four full-length LP’s: Firefly (2001), Mint (2003),Peach Pony (2005) (including a duet with Norah Jones) and Colors (2010). Peach Pony has been released in several international territories to critical acclaim. Rachel sang onstage with Norah Jones at the Grammy Awards in 2003 and is featured alongside her (and with Jesse Harris) on the Best of the Living Roomcompilation released in 2002. She has recorded vocals with Moby, as well as Chris Ballew of Presidents Of The United States' family music project, Caspar Babypants on his album Sing Along (2011). Rachel has toured in The United States as well as internationally to Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, Scandinavia and South Korea.
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    Glow Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9780143122920
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Penguin Books - February 26th, 2013

    October 1941. Eleven-year-old Ella McGee sits on a bus bound for her Southern hometown. Behind her in Washington, D.C., lie the broken pieces of her parents' love story--a black father drafted, an activist mother of Scotch-Irish and Cherokee descent confronting racist thugs.


    When She Woke Cover Image
    $15.95
    ISBN: 9781616201937
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    Published: Algonquin Books - September 18th, 2012

    Bellwether Prize winner Hillary Jordan's provocative new novel, When She Woke, tells the story of a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of a not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated but chromed--their skin color is genetically altered to match the class of their crim