TONIGHT: Barbara Graham and Susanne Pari discuss their books
Thursday, February 9th: Barbara Graham, author of the thriller What Jonah Knew and Susanne Pari, author of the novel In the Time of Our History, will present their books on Thursday, February 9th at 6pm. The two authors will discuss the themes of the complex bonds of family across different genres. "What Jonah Knew" is the story of the mysterious connection between a seven-year-old boy and a missing young musician; a connection which lays bare the connection between mothers and sons. Susanne Pari's "In the Time of Our History" is about the American born daughter of Iranian immigrants struggling with complex questions about marriage, motherhood, and the meaning of home in pre-9/11 America. The authors will discuss the underlying similarities of their work and their craft.
Barbara Graham is an author, essayist, and playwright. Her pieces have appeared in many magazines and websites, including Glamour, O, the Oprah Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Psychotherapy Networker, Redbook, Self, Time, Utne Reader, Vogue, and npr.org, in addition to being collected in numerous anthologies. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Eye of My Heart, the national bestseller Women Who Run with the Poodles, and Camp Paradox, a memoir. Her plays have been produced Off-Broadway at the WPA Theatre in New York and at theaters around the country. For more about Barbara Graham and her writing, visit: https://barbaragrahamauthor.com.
Susanne Pari is an Iranian American novelist, journalist, essayist, and book reviewer. Born in New Jersey to an Iranian father and an American mother, she grew up both in the United States and Iran until the 1979 Islamic Revolution forced her family into permanent exile. Her first novel, The Fortune Catcher has been translated into six languages and her non-fiction writing has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, and Medium. She divides her time between Northern California and New York.