290 Harvard St
Brookline, Norfolk County
Valeria Luiselli will appear in-conversation at Coolidge Corner Theatre from 6:00-7:00pm (ticket required) to discuss her new novel, Lost Children Archive. A book signing across the street at Brookline Booksmith will follow her talk. This event is part of Brookline Booksmith's Transnational Literature Series.
Please read the ticket and signing guidelines carefully before making your purchase:
If you purchase the "LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE + free ticket" option, you may pick up your book at Brookline Booksmith on the day of the event or before the end of March 2019.
Every attendee must have a ticket.
Present your on-screen or printed ticket at the Coolidge for entry.
Tickets are valid until 5:55pm at which point unfilled seats may go to the standby line, so arrive early!
In the case of a sold out event, a standby line will form at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Standby tickets will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
Valeria's talk will begin at 6:00pm.
All tickets are nonreturnable and nonrefundable.
Valeria's book signing will take place across the street from the theatre, at Brookline Booksmith, following her talk.
The book signing is free and open to the public.
Please speak to a Brookline Booksmith employee for priority signing access if you are pregnant, have young children, or are unable to stand for longer periods of time.
Further details and updates will be sent to ticketholders via email.
If you have a disability and require accommodation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; and, most recently, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. She is the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney’s, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in New York City.
Lost Children Archive: From the two-time NBCC Finalist, an emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border—an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity.
A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home.Why Apaches? asks the ten-year-old son. Because they were the last of something, answers his father.In their car, they play games and sing along to music. But on the radio, there is news about an “immigration crisis”: thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States, but getting detained—or lost in the desert along the way.As the family drives—through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas—we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, harrowing adventure—both in the desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations.Told through several compelling voices, blending texts, sounds, and images, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity. It is a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. With urgency and empathy, it takes us deep into the lives of one remarkable family as it probes the nature of justice and equality today.
“Impossibly smart, full of beauty, heart and insight…Everyone should read this book.”—Tommy Orange
Author photo credit: Diego Berruecos-Gatopardo
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