Literary Luncheon: Karen Joy Fowler - We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 12:00pm

The ticket price of $55 includes lunch and a signed book
Call (415) 927-0960 ext. 1 or click the button below to register.



Introduction by author Gail Tsukiyama!

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club comes We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, the story of an American family, middle class in middle America, ordinary in every way but one. But that exception is the beating heart of this extraordinary novel.

Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and our narrator, Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. “I spent the first eighteen years of my life defined by this one fact: that I was raised with a chimpanzee,” she tells us. “It’s never going to be the first thing I share with someone. I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren’t thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern’s expulsion, I’d scarcely known a moment alone. She was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half, and I loved her as a sister.”

Karen Joy Fowler is the author of three story collections and six novels, one a national bestseller, another a PEN/Faulkner finalist, and all New York Times Notable Books. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Book Passage hosts literary luncheons with celebrated authors at our Marin store. These events are catered by the outstanding Insalata’s Restaurant of San Anselmo.


ISBN: 9780399162091
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Marian Wood Books/Putnam - May 30th, 2013

Named a Best of 2013 pick by: "The New York Times Book Review," "Slate," "Newsday," "Chicago Tribune," "San Jose Mercury News," "The Christian Science Monitor," "Library Journal," and "BookPage"