Patricia Ann McNair In-Store Signing

Patricia Ann McNair In-Store Signing

Please join us in welcoming author Patricia Ann McNair to the store on Saturday, June 16th from 1-3 p.m. as she signs her collection of short stories, Temple of Air

About Temple of Air: Linking the lives and tales of a place and its people through tragedy and consequence, blind faith and redemption, this collection of finely tuned short stories spans three decades to present a portrait of working class Americans. From babysitter and bus ticket salesman to construction worker and cult leader, the residents of New Hope—whose lives intersect after a tragic accident during a summer carnival—chase dreams and suffer disappointment against the subtle backdrop of a Midwestern landscape. The stories are unapologetic yet magical, bringing to life the daily struggle under the weight of war, natural disaster, illness, grief, and greed, even as the residents enjoy the comforts of solace, friendship, sex, love, ice cream, and the comics found wrapped around bubblegum.

Booklist calls it “strongly plotted” and “hard hitting.” ”McNair’s plainspoken yet imaginative, complexly unnerving, and haunting stories raise essential questions of fate and will, appearances and truth, guilt and compassion.”

Event date: 

Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

307 E Lake St.
49770 Petoskey
The Temple of Air: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615434636
Availability: Special Order
Published: Elephant Rock Books - September 1st, 2011

Finalist for the CWA Book Award: Traditional Fiction

Winner of the 2012 Devil’s Kitchen Prose Readers Award

Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year


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