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Book Launch Event with Alice McDermott

Buxton Books is thrilled to be hosting the great Alice McDermott the week of her new book launch!

Monday evening, October 30, be among the first to hear Alice McDermott read from and discuss one of the most highly anticipated novels for Fall 2023: Absolution.

“Absolution is one of the finest contemporary novels I've read. It is a moral masterpiece. Alice McDermott has always been one of our greatest writers, but here she exceeds every expectation.” - Ann Patchett

Following an introduction by Josephine Humphrey’s, Alice McDermott will read from Absolution and be in conversation with our very own Polly Buxton.

All of this in the beautiful Unitarian Church: Doors open at 5:30 pm with the program beginning at 6:00 pm on Monday, October 30.

A book signing and reception will follow in Gage Hall.

For bulk orders of 10+ tickets and/or books (a great option for book clubs or gifting), please email [email protected] for assistance.

This is a ticketed event. We hope to see you there!

Book Details from the Publisher:

A virtuosic new novel from Alice McDermott, one of our most observant, most affecting writers—about folly and grace, obligation, sacrifice, and, finally, the quest for absolution in a broken world.

Absolution is a riveting account of women’s lives on the margins of the Vietnam War, from the renowned winner of the National Book Award.

About Alice McDermott:

Alice McDermott is the author of several novels, including The Ninth Hour; Someone; After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes—all published by FSG. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and elsewhere. For more than two decades she was the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University and a member of the faculty at the Sewanee Writers Conference. McDermott lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.

October 30, 2023

The Unitarian Church in Charleston
4 Archdale Street
Charleston, SC 29401

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