Sherman’s Books and Stationery is thrilled to announce that award-winning authors, and married couple, Anne Fadiman and George Howe Colt will be coming to our Portland location to do a book reading. Each author will read excerpts from three books on the theme of family, answer questions from the audience, and then sign copies of their books. Anne Fadiman will read from The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, The Wine Lover's Daughter, and Ex Libris; and George Howe Colt will read from The Big House, Brothers, and The Game. Our booksellers have admired their work for years and are so excited to be able host them. The event will take place at their Portland location, at 49 Exchange St. at 6:00PM on Friday, April 19th and all are welcome. There is free street parking after 6PM.
Anne Fadiman’s most recent book—The Wine Lover’s Daughter, a memoir about her father, the writer Clifton Fadiman—was an NPR Book of the Year. Her first book was The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, an account of the medical and cultural conflicts between a family of Hmong refugees and their daughter’s physicians, which won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for Nonfiction. She has also written two essay collections, Ex Libris and At Large and At Small, and the introduction to The Opposite of Loneliness, by her late student Marina Keegan. As Yale’s Francis Writer-in-Residence, Fadiman has received the Richard H. Brodhead Prize for Teaching Excellence. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
George Howe Colt is the author, most recently, of The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968. The book tells the story of the 1968 Harvard‑Yale football game, the legendary 29‑29 tie that is on nearly every list of the top ten most exciting games in college gridiron history. Colt is also is the author of The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home, which was a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the 2003 National Book Award; Brothers, winner of the 2013 Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Civilization, and Mother Jones, among other publications. He has taught at Smith College and was for many years a staff writer at Life magazine.