Author Kiley Reid reading from Such a Fun Age; 1/16 at 7 PM

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January 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join us on Thursday, January 16 at 7 PM as we welcome author Kiley Reid reading from her novel, Such a Fun Age.

Pre-order your copy here: https://www.ggpbooks.com/book/9780525541905

A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right.

But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other.

With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," the complicated reality of being a grown up, and the consequences of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.

About the Author


Kiley Reid earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship and taught undergraduate creative writing workshops with a focus on race and class. Her short stories have been featured in PloughsharesDecemberNew South, and Lumina. Reid lives in Philadelphia.

Praise For…


One of...
Marie Claire's 10 Best Books of Winter 2019 
Real Simple's Most Anticipated Books of 2020 
Vogue's "22 Best Books to Read This Winter"
SheReads' Most-Anticipated Books of 2020 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

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