SARA GRUEN - ticketed event

Store favorite #1 New York Times bestseller Sara Gruen returns to Malaprop's to present her new novel, Ape House. This event is ticketed, and you may receive 1 ticket with each purchase of Ape House. The book will officially be released on September 7, but you may preorder a copy and ticket by calling us at 1-800-441-9829 or stop by the store and reserve your copy in person.

"Sara Gruen knows things—she knows them in her mind and in her heart. And, out of what she knows, she has created a true thriller that is addictive from its opening sentence. Devour it to find out what happens next, but also to learn remarkable and moving things about life on this planet. Very, very few novels can change the way you look at the world around you. This one does."—Robert Goolrick, author of A Reliable Wife
"I read Ape House in one joyous breath. Ever an advocate for animals, Gruen brings them to life with the passion of a novelist and the accuracy of a scientist. She has already done more for bonobos than I could do in a lifetime. The novel is immaculately researched and lovingly crafted. If people fall in love with our forgotten, fascinating, endangered relative, it will be because of Ape House."—Vanessa Woods, author of Bonobo Handshake

To read more about this novel and the amazing primates that inspired the author, please vist Sara Gruen's offical Ape House web page.

Praise for the #1 bestseller Water for Elephants:

"Water for Elephants resembles stealth hits like The Giant's House, by Elizabeth McCracken, or The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, books that combine outrageously whimsical premises with crowd-pleasing romanticism. . . . With a showman's expert timing, [Gruen] saves a terrific revelation for the final pages, transforming a glimpse of Americana into an enchanting escapist fairy tale."—The New York Times Book Review

"Gritty, sensual and charged with dark secrets involving love,murder and a majestic,mute heroine (Rosie the Elephant)."—Parade

"Has a ringmaster's crowd-pleasing pace" - Entertainment Weekly

"You'll get lost in the tatty glamour of Gruen's meticulously researched world, from spangled equestrian pageantry and the sleazy side show to an ill-fated night at a Chicago speak-easy" (The Washington Post )

“Lively with historical detail and unexpected turns. . . . Water for Elephants is a rich surprise, a delightful gem springing from a fascinating footnote to history that absolutely deserved to be mined.”
The Denver Post 

Event address: 
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood St
28801 Asheville
Ape House Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385523219
Availability: Special Order - Might Not Be Available. Contact Store at 828-254-6734 for Availability.
Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 7th, 2010

Water for Elephants: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781565125605
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - May 1st, 2007