MELISSA BRODER

Melissa Broder Event
Event date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 7:00pm
Featured Book: 
Death Valley: A Novel


HEALDSBURG --

Copperfield’s Books welcomes Melissa Broder for the paperback release of Death Valley - named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.  

Enjoy a hydrating elixir sponsored by LMNT for future journeys to the sun scorned desert.

Registration required due to limited seating.

Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times ("incandescent...hilarious...atriumph"), Oprah Daily ("surreal, absurd, lucid, and wise"), Vanity Fair ("Broder [is] a genius and a sorceress"), and more!

From the visionary author of Milk Fed and The Pisces, a darkly funny novel about grief and a “magical tale of survival” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

In Melissa Broder’s astonishingly profound new novel, a woman arrives alone at a Best Western seeking respite from an emptiness that plagues her. She has fled to the California high desert to escape a cloud of sorrow—for both her father in the ICU and a husband whose illness is worsening. What the motel provides, however, is not peace but a path discovered on a nearby hike.

Out along the sun-scorched trail, the narrator encounters a towering cactus whose size and shape mean it should not exist in California. Yet the cactus is there, with a gash through its side that beckons like a familiar door. So she enters it. What awaits her inside this mystical succulent sets her on a journey at once desolate and rich, hilarious, and poignant.

Death Valley is Melissa Broder at her most imaginative, most universal, and finest, and is “a journey unlike any you’ve read before” (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of Friday Black).

Author: Melissa Broder is the author of the novels Milk Fed, The Pisces, and Death Valley, the essay collection So Sad Today, and five poetry collections, including Superdoom. She has written for The New York TimesElle, and New York magazine’s The Cut. She lives in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter @SoSadToday and @MelissaBroder and Instagram @RealMelissaBroder.

Event Location: 
Thumbprint Cellars
102 Matheson St
Healdsburg, Ca 95448
 

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