SING, I–Author Ethel Rohan In Conversation With Nayomi Munaweera


April 24, 2024 - 7:00pm

SING, I–Author Ethel Rohan In Conversation With Nayomi Munaweera

Please join us on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 7:00 PM as we welcome author Ethel Rohan for a discussion of her new novel, SING, I. Ethel will be in conversation with Nayomi Munaweera, author of ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS and WHAT LIES BETWEEN US.

This event will be in person at the store at 6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland, CA 94611.

You can order your copy of SING, I at You can order ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS at


One woman's path to rediscovering herself through music, romance, and a little vigilantism

Inside Half Moon Bay, a sparkling California coastal town, Ester Prynn is dulled and diminished by struggles with work, money, marriage, her senile father, a troubled teenage son, and old guilt she can’t assuage. When a masked gunman robs the convenience store where Ester works, he upends her fraught life and propels her toward passions buried, like singing; desires discovered, like a same-sex infatuation; and wrongs righted, like bringing the violent assailant to justice. But as the armed robber commits new crimes and continues to evade capture, the trauma from the holdup climbs, threatening Ester’s newfound delights and longings and forcing her to contend with her burning regrets and what-ifs. In the reckoning between Ester and these growing, molten upsets, she’s faced with enormous choices and must determine what and who can bring her to her best life.

About Ethel Rohan

ETHEL ROHAN is an award-winning essayist, novelist, and short story writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Irish Times, PEN America, and Tin House. Her previous books include The Weight of Him and In the Event of Contact.

About Nayomi Munaweera

NAYOMI MUNAWEERA was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in Nigeria. She emigrated to the United States in her early teens, and now lives in Oakland, CA. Island of a Thousand Mirrors won the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize for the Asian Region and was longlisted for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize.


6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
United States