TICKETED | Virtual Evening with Mary Laura Philpott & Kimberly Williams-Paisley

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Image shows a coral border around a lighter coral box containing the text: Books & Books/Miami Book Fair present Mary Laura Philpott in conversation with Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Ticketed. Wednesday, April 20, 2022. 8 PM ET. Virtual. Next to the text are photos of Philpott and Williams-Paisley and the cover of Philpott’s book BOMB SHELTER.

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Join us for a virtual evening with Mary Laura Philpott & Kimberly Williams-Paisley, hosted by Books & Books/Miami Book Fair + indie bookstore partners on Wednesday, April 20th at 8:00 PM ET. 


Tickets are $27.00 each (plus applicable tax and shipping). Each ticket includes an unsigned hardcover copy of Mary Laura Philpott's new book, Bomb Shelter and a link to access the live event.

Please make sure you submit the correct email address with your ticket purchase and that your email filters will allow messages from addresses @malaprops.com. The link required to attend will be emailed to you prior to the event. 

NOTE: Books bundled with event tickets may be shipped ONLY to United States addresses. Books will not be shipped before publication date, April 12, 2022. Postal delivery times vary.

 A lifelong worrier, Philpott always kept an eye out for danger, a habit that only intensified when she became a parent. But she looked on the bright side, too, believing that as long as she cared enough, she could keep her loved ones safe. Then, in the dark of one quiet, pre-dawn morning, she woke abruptly to a terrible sound--and found her teenage son unconscious on the floor. In the aftermath of a crisis that darkened her signature sunny spirit, she wondered: If this happened, what else could happen? And how do any of us keep going when we can't know for sure what's coming next? Leave it to the writer whose critically acclaimed debut had us "laughing and crying on the same page" (NPR) to illuminate what it means to move through life with a soul made of equal parts anxiety and optimism (and while she's at it, to ponder the mysteries of backyard turtles and the challenges of spatchcocking a turkey).

Hailed by The Washington Post as "Nora Ephron, Erma Bombeck, Jean Kerr, and Laurie Colwin all rolled into one," Philpott returns in her distinctive voice to explore our protective instincts, the ways we continue to grow up long after we're grown, and the limits--both tragic and hilarious--of the human body and mind.

MARY LAURA PHILPOTT, author of the national bestseller I Miss You When I Blink, writes essays that examine the overlap of the absurd and the profound in everyday life. Her writing has been featured frequently by The New York Times and appears in such outlets as The Washington PostThe AtlanticReal Simple, and more. A former bookseller, she also hosted an interview program on Nashville Public Television for several years. Mary Laura lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her family.   

KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-PAISLEY is an actress, New York Times Best Selling author, Alzheimer’s advocate, and co-founder of non-profit, The Store, an organization in Nashville which aims to address food insecurity. Williams-Paisley’s memoir Where The Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again, chronicling her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, came out in 2016 and hit the New York Times Bestseller list. She is a global ambassador for CARE International, traveling to Haiti and Guatemala to follow U.S. funding for programs that support women and children.

Email info@malaprops.com with questions. We look forward to seeing you on April 20th!

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