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Of THROW LIKE A GIRL, David Sedaris says, "If there are 'Jean Thompson characters,' they're us, and never have we been so articulate and worthy of compassion. These stories confirm that no one is beneath her interest, or beyond her sure and limitless and seemingly limitless reach." Find out what all the fuss is about and join us for a rare treat as Jean Thompson, praised by ELLE for her "stirring prose and masterfully funny repartee," gives her first reading in New York since 1999 (when she was nominated for the National Book Award for her last collection) from her widely acclaimed new collection of short stories, THROW LIKE A GIRL (Simon & Schuster, June 5).


“Twelve stories trace the arc of womanhood from pubescent gloom to end-of-life regrets in this moody but compassionate collection… Thompson packs a gallon’s worth of wisdom into each quart-size gem.” —People magazine

“Some of the collection’s biggest satisfactions happen line by line, thanks to Thompson’s effortless ability to tip her prose into the universal....It’s a testament to Thompson’s writing that she’s able to wrest so much variety and entertainment from a …literary landscape.” —New York Times Book Review

“The 12 stories in THROW LIKE A GIRL…plumb the recesses of the female heart with the assurance and finesse of a skilled cardiologist.” —Heller McAlpin, San Francisco Chronicle

“These are potent, thrilling stories, and this is one of the best collections to come along this year.” —Miami Herald

Official Website: http://www.jeanthompsononline.com

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