Listen as novelist and memoirist Maryanne O’Hara tackles the subject of writing memoir while discussing her book, Little Matches: A Memoir of Grief and Light in the Writer’s Room with author Kim Edwards. Be sure to visit Maryanne in the Signing Gallery (downstairs in Joseph-Beth Booksellers) to get a book signed after this talk!
There are two ways to tune in to this free program on Saturday, November 6: join us live at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, or return to this page to watch the livestream starting at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. No registration is required. Seating at Joseph-Beth is first-come, first-served. Thanks to our Writer’s Room sponsor, UK HealthCare!
Maryanne O’Hara is the author, most recently, of Little Matches: A Memoir of Grief and Light, published by HarperCollins in April. LITTLE MATCHES is inspired by a blog that Maryanne O’Hara kept while her daughter Caitlin was waiting for a lung transplant.
A raw, uplifting memoir in the vein of The Year of Magical Thinking and The Light of the World, Little Matches: A Memoir of Grief and Light illuminates a mother’s grief over the loss of her adult child and considers the hope of soulful connections that transcend the boundary between life and death.
Kim Edwards was born in Killeen, Texas. She grew up in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York and graduated from Colgate University and The University of Iowa, where she earned an MFA in fiction and an MA in linguistics. She is the author of a story collection, “The Secrets of a Fire King,” which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award; her stories have been published in many periodicals. She has received many awards for the short story as well, including a Pushcart Prize. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, her first novel, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Award pick and spent 122 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Her second novel, The Lake of Dreams, an Independent Booksellers pick, was also an international best seller; her work has been published in more than 32 countries. Currently, Kim is working on a new novel, as well as a collection of related stories.