Conversations with Authors - James McBride (Virtual Event)

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 4:00pm

 

Wednesday, July 29th • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

James McBride

in conversation with Susan Orlean


Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT for a new chat with a different author.

 

James McBride’s Deacon King Kong was already one of the most celebrated novels of the year when it was selected by Oprah Winfrey as her Oprah Book Club Pick. “In a moment when our country roils with righteous anger and grief,” Oprah says, “Deacon King Kong reminds us that when we come together as a community in compassion and empathy, our love triumphs.”

James is an award-winning author, musician, and screenwriter. His landmark memoir, The Color of Water, published in 1996, has sold millions of copies and spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list. Considered an American classic, it is read in schools and universities across the United States. His debut novel, Miracle at St. Anna, was turned into a 2008 film by Oscar-winning writer and director Spike Lee, with a script written by James. His 2013 novel, The Good Lord Bird, about American abolitionist John Brown, won the National Book Award for Fiction and will be a Showtime limited series in fall 2020 starring Ethan Hawke.

Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She is the author of seven books, including The Library Book, Rin Tin Tin, Saturday Night, and The Orchid Thief, which inspired the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. She lives with her family and her animals in upstate New York.

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books.

 

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Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year.


Five-Carat Soul Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735216709
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 25th, 2018

One of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2017

“A pinball machine zinging with sharp dialogue, breathtaking plot twists and naughty humor... McBride at his brave and joyous best.” —New York Times Book Review


Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812983739
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Published: Random House - November 1st, 2016

“You won’t leave this hypnotic book without feeling that James Brown is still out there, howling.”—The Boston Globe
 


The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594481925
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2006

From the New York Times bestselling author of Deacon King Kong and The Good Lord Bird, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction:

The modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and that launched James McBride’s literary career.


The Good Lord Bird: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594632785
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 5th, 2014

Soon to be a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction


Song Yet Sung Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594483509
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 6th, 2009

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King KongFive-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography.


Miracle at St. Anna Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573229715
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - January 7th, 2003

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King KongFive-Carat Soul, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography.


The Library Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476740195
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries.


Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781439190142
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 9th, 2012

One of the most acclaimed nonfiction books of 2011, Susan Orlean’s New York Times bestseller Rin Tin Tin is “an unforgettable book about the mutual devotion between one man and one dog” (The Wall Street Journal).

He believed the dog was immortal. So begins Susan Orlean’s sweeping, powerfully moving account of Rin Tin T


Saturday Night Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781451660982
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 16th, 2011

From Susan Orlean, the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin, comes a new edition of her first book, a quirky classic of narrative journalism that offers an irresistible portrait of how Saturday night in America is lived—with a new Afterword by the author.

Twenty years ago, before she wrote The Orchid Thief or was hailed as “a nationa


The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780449003718
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 4th, 2000

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
 


The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375758638
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 8th, 2002

The bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book is back with this delightfully entertaining collection of her best and brightest profiles.


My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812974874
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 11th, 2005

New Yorker writer and author of The Library Book takes readers on a series of remarkable journeys in this uniquely witty, sophisticated, and far-flung travel book.