Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 6:30pm

A Room of One's Own is honored to welcome bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler for a reading and book-signing!

Beloved by readers and esteemed by fellow writers, Karen Joy Fowler has also been a favorite of critics from the beginning of her remarkable career. Her New York Times-bestselling novel The Jane Austen Book Club, for example, was called “a novel so winning, so touching, so delicately, slyly witty that admirers of Persuasion and Emma will simply sigh with happiness” (The Washington Post Book World).

Her new novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, is classic Fowler: subversive, visionary, wise, morally complex, and wickedly witty. But with its arresting premise, drawn from American animal behavior experiments dating back to the 1930’s, it offers a startlingly original take on the dysfunctional American family, while raising intriguing questions about the limits of science and the rights of animals, as well as the intricacies of memory and forgetting, the power of language and storytelling, and the nature of human and animal consciousness.

Learn more about the author at karenjoyfowler.com/

Author photo by Brett Hall Jones.

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315 W. Gorham St.
53703-2218 Madison
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399162091
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Published: Marian Wood Books/Putnam - May 30th, 2013

What I Didn't See and Other Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781931520485
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Published: Small Beer Press - April 23rd, 2013