Save the Date for HUMANITY

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2pm

Please save the date for HUMANITY, a reading and conversation featuring Eileen Tabios (St. Helena-based author most recently of “Witness in the Convex Mirror”), Murzban Shroff (Mumbai-based author most recently of “Fasttrack Fiction”), & Robert Cowan (New York-based author most recently of “Elsewhen”), hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto, October 20 @2pm, at the iconic Bird & Beckett Books.

ABOUT HUMANITY:
https://palomapress.net/2018/08/14/press-release/

Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery St.
San Francisco CA 94131

A Tale of Two Books!

Mark your calendars for FRIDAY JULY 19 at the Astoria Bookshop in Queens, and SATURDAY JULY 20 at Powerhouse in Brooklyn! Christopher X. Shade will be appearing in conversation with John Domini.

Salman Rushdie on THE COLOR INSIDE A MELON BY JOHN DOMINI:

“John Domini enters the world of African immigrants in Naples living on the edge of the law, in a gripping, noir-ish thriller written in prose that somehow manages to be both elegant and hard-boiled. An absorbing read.”

Philip Schultz on THE GOOD MOTHER OF MARSEILLE BY CHRISTOPHER X. SHADE:

“A remarkable work of imagination, a debut novel that not only introduces us to a gifted writer of fiction, but offers a beguiling glimpse into the zeitgeist of a generation’s appetite for the exotic and the mysterious. In the Hemingway tradition, its many linked stories gel into one compelling story of Americans abroad. Shade’s sensitivity toward his characters is infectious, and, quite frankly, unforgettable.”

The Good Mother of Marseille comes to San Francisco!

Join us on June 4, 2019 at 6pm at Book Passage Ferry Building for an author-publisher conversation to celebrate the publication of Christopher X. Shade’s debut novel The Good Mother of Marseille, a story of Americans searching the French port city of Marseille for themselves. The author will be in conversation with Aileen Cassinetto, who is publisher of Paloma Press and Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, discussing the book, the importance of art and experience across borders, and the influences of poetry in our lives and work.

In the novel, it’s the summer of 2013 in Marseille, in the year of its designation as the European Capital of Culture — tourists come to see. Americans wander and sightsee this dangerous, impoverished yet seductive city. Noémie, an anthropology student, wants to stay. She wants to make the gritty graffiti-covered neighborhood of Cours Julien her home, but she’s running out of time, money, and her university sponsor’s patience.

Publisher Aileen Cassinetto is the third Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, the first Asian American appointed to the post. She is the author of Traje de Boda (Meritage Press, 2010) and The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves & Other Poems (Our Own Voice & Little Dove Books, 2018), as well as three chapbooks through Moria Books’ acclaimed Locofo series.

Author Christopher X. Shade is co-founder and co-editor of Cagibi, at cagibilit.com, a journal of poetry and prose. His stories and book reviews have appeared widely, and he has won story awards including the 2016 Writers at Work fellowship competition. He teaches fiction and poetry writing at The Writers Studio. Raised in the South, he now lives with his wife in New York City.

The Good Mother of Marseille is a beautiful and memorable debut, a melancholy tale of both lost and found, a love letter to the night-lights of France, a movable feast for this 21st century.” —Scott Cheshire, author of High as the Horses’ Bridle

“A remarkable work of imagination, a debut novel that not only introduces us to a gifted writer of fiction, but offers a beguiling glimpse into the zeitgeist of a generation’s appetite for the exotic and the mysterious. In the Hemingway tradition, its many linked stories gel into one compelling story of Americans abroad. Shade’s sensitivity toward his characters is infectious, and, quite frankly, unforgettable.” —Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author most recently of Luxury and The Wherewithal: A Novel in Verse

TGMoM book tour!

Author Christopher X. Shade will be on a multi-city book tour beginning in April to promote his new book, The Good Mother of Marseille, set to be launched on April 11 at 6pm at the storied Rizzoli Bookstore in NYC. In June, Christopher will be in conversation with Paloma Press co-publisher and San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto at Book Passage in San Francisco. Come and find out why The Good Mother of Marseille has been named one of the most anticipated small press books of 2019!
 
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Order your copy now! Also available in select bookstores.! A portion of TGMoM’s proceeds in April will be donated to the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA in observance of Prevention Against Cruelty to Animals Month.

Book tour details:
The NYC book launch:
Thursday April 11, 6:00 pm
Rizzoli Bookstore
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New York, NY
Sunday May 5, 5:00 pm
Zinc Bar
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Portland, OR
Thursday May 30, 7:00 pm
Broadway Books
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Salem, OR
Friday May 31, 5:00 pm
Reader’s Guide Bookstore
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In Conversation with Publisher:
San Francisco, CA
Tuesday June 4, 6:00 pm
Book Passage in the historic Ferry Building
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Long Beach, CA
Sunday June 9, 3:00 pm
Gatsby Books
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Fairhope, AL
Thursday June 13, 6:00 pm
Page & Palette Bookstore
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Birmingham, AL
Saturday June 22, 11:00 am
Little Professor Books
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