SATURDAY, 25 JUNE 2022 at 9AM (PT) / In Conversation with MARY LAURA PHILPOTT
Clare Pooley, Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting
Rakestraw Books is delighted to present a very special virtual evening with author Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project, to celebrate her latest novel Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting. This event will be held on Saturday, 25 June 2022 at 9AM (PT) and will be recorded. Pooley will be in conversation with Mary Laura Philpott, author of Bomb Shelter and I Miss You When I Blink.
This a FREE virtual event, but advance reservations are essential and, of course, we do truly hope you will purchase a copy of Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting.
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About Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting:
Every day Iona, a larger-than-life magazine advice columnist, travels the ten stops from Hampton Court to Waterloo Station by train, accompanied by her dog, Lulu. Every day she sees the same people, whom she knows only by nickname: Impossibly-Pretty-Bookworm and Terribly-Lonely-Teenager. Of course, they never speak. Seasoned commuters never do.
Then one morning, the man she calls Smart-But-Sexist-Manspreader chokes on a grape right in front of her. He’d have died were it not for the timely intervention of Sanjay, a nurse, who gives him the Heimlich maneuver.
This single event starts a chain reaction, and an eclectic group of people with almost nothing in common except their commute discover that a chance encounter can blossom into much more. It turns out that talking to strangers can teach you about the world around you--and even more about yourself.
[Top photo from left to right: Clare Pooley, Mary Laura Philpott photographed by Heidi Ross]