Joan Silber with Peter Ho Davies

One of our finest fiction writers when it comes to dissecting and discerning the complex, often secretive webs of adults in relationship, over time and place, Joan Silber is virtually here this evening with her newest novel, Secrets of Happiness (Counterpoint).

“Joan Silber is a masterful writer of multifaceted characters in complex relationship dynamics . . . Her new novel follows a man harboring a secret—he’s leading two lives, part of two families—and the impact of his deception radiates far beyond him.” —Arianna Rebolini, Buzzfeed.

“Secrets of Happiness unfolds across families and lovers, across time and expectations, across the country and across the world, and the bigger it gets, the more it shows how deeply connected we are. Joan Silber writes with a frankness and freshness that draws the reader closer with every page. It would be impossible to overstate just how good this book is.”   —Ann Patchett.

Joan Silber is the author of nine books of fiction, with her most recent, Improvement, winning both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Joining Joan Silber this evening will be Peter Ho Davies, who appeared here at Elliott Bay in virtual form this past winter for his own excellent recent novel, A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

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ISBN: 9781640094451
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint - May 4th, 2021

A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544277717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 5th, 2021

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 6:00pm
Virtually Hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company
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