Author Visit: Jessamine Chan in Conversation With Deborah Shapiro

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Join us for a conversation and Q&A with author Jessamine Chan moderated by fellow writer Deborah Shapiro. Chan’s The School for Good Mothers (Scribner/Marysue Rucci Books) introduces, in Frida, an everywoman for the ages. Using dark wit to explore the pains and joys of the deepest ties that bind us, Chan has written a modern literary classic.

Chan will be joined in conversation by fellow writer Shapiro, whose third novel, Consolation, was published in October 2022. Books will be available for sale through the Book Table. This program is co-sponsored by the Hemingway Foundation.

About Jessamine Chan
Jessamine Chan’s stories have appeared in 
Tin House and Epoch. A former reviews editor at Publishers Weekly, she holds an MFA from Columbia University. She lives in Chicago with her family. The School for Good Mothers is her first novel. Learn more:

About Deborah Shapiro
Deborah Sharpiro was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She spent several years in New York working at magazines, including New York and ELLE, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Sight Unseen, Chicago Magazine, Literary Hub, Washington Square Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of the novels The Sun in Your Eyes (2016) and The Summer Demands (2019). Consolation, her third novel, was published in October 2022. She lives with her family in Chicago. Learn more: