2022 “TIM TALKS BOOKS" SERIES

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Friday June 17 | 3PM

In conversation with Zak Salih 

author of Let’s Get Back to the Party

Methodist Church

2 Centre Street

as part of Nantucket Book Festival

 

Zak Salih will discuss his debut novel and one of the “Must-Read books of 2021” according to over 25 publications, Let’s Get Back to the Party. Perfect for Pride Month in June, the book examines the paradoxes of queer life today and over the last 50 years. Tim Ehrenberg, NBF Board member and creator of Tim Talks Books, will lead a conversation about queer friendship, love, and what it means to be gay in contemporary America.

 

*Free Event. Seating is first come first served.

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Saturday June 18 | 3PM

In conversation with Qian Julie Wang

author of Beautiful Country

Methodist Church

2 Centre Street

as part of Nantucket Book Festival 

 

A “Read with Jenna” Today Show Book Club Pick and a “New York Times Notable Book of 2021”, Beautiful Country is a vivid coming-of-age memoir about an undocumented immigrant living in poverty in America after leaving China in 1994 with her parents.  Join Tim Ehrenberg in conversation with author Qian Julie Wang to hear her struggle to survive and growing up undocumented in pursuit of the ‘American Dream.’

 

*Free Event. Seating is first come first served.

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Tuesday July 5 | 6PM

Instagram LIVE @timtalksbooks with Gabrielle Zevin

author of Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Join Gabrielle and Tim on the publication date of Tim's Favorite Book of the year so far Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

 

They will chat via Instagram LIVE @timtalksbooks video games, cultural appropriation, sexism of the 80’s and 90’s, friendship, and so much more.

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Thursday July 28 | 6PM

In conversation with Edafe Okporo

author of Asylum

Nantucket Atheneum

1 India Street

 

Nigerian asylee and global gay rights and immigration activist, Edafe Okporo will discuss his moving and eye-opening memoir, Asylum.  This manifesto is about refugees, gay rights, immigration reform, and the resilience of one man to rise above it all and be a voice for refugees everywhere.

 

*Free Event. Seating is first come, first served.

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Thursday August 4 | 4PM – 7PM

An Evening with Elin Hilderbrand

author of The Hotel Nantucket

Nantucket Hotel

77 Easton Street

 

Get your tickets to the Ultimate Elin Hilderbrand Summer Event on August 4th! See her new novel The Hotel Nantucket come to life, all to benefit the year-round work of the Nantucket Book Foundation, celebrating its 10th Anniversary Festival this June. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, also celebrating its 10th Anniversary, is the inspiration for Elin's 28th novel The Hotel Nantucket. Ticket holders will experience an Elin novel before their very eyes. with summer cocktails and recipes from the novel, a "Read the Runway" fashion show featuring the hottest island boutiques and models from the community, a Live Auction for the chance to get your name as a character in Elin's final novel in 2024, and a conversation with #1 New York Times Best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand and Tim Ehrenberg, marketing director for Nantucket Book Partners and creator of Tim Talks Books, followed by a book signing. 

 

*Ticketed Event to benefit the Nantucket Book Foundation.

Get tickets here!

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Thursday August 18 | 6PM

In conversation with Geraldine Brooks

author of Horse

Nantucket Atheneum

1 India Street

 

Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize winning author, will discuss her newest novel Horse. A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.

 

*Free Event. Seating is first come, first served

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Tuesday August 23 | 6PM

In conversation with Jennifer Weiner

author of The Summer Place

Nantucket Atheneum

1 India Street

 

Don’t miss Jennifer Weiner, Best-selling author of The Summer Place. She will have you in stiches with her stories of writing, reading, and everything in between.

* Free Event. Seating is first come, first served.

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Tuesday November 1 | 5PM

In conversation with Francine Mathews

author of Death on a Winter Stroll

Nantucket Atheneum

1 India Street

 

Francine Mathews will discuss her newest Nantucket Merry Folger mystery – Death on a Winter Stroll.

 

* Free Event. Seating is first come, first served.

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