Saturday, March 14, 2009


On Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Kepler's Books is very pleased to welcome biographer BLAKE BAILEY for a discussion of his extraordinary new study, Cheever: A Life

Blake Bailey is the editor of a two-volume edition of Cheever’s work, published this year by the Library of America.

His last biography, A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates , was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Mr. Bailey has received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2005, and his articles and reviews have appeared in Slate, the New York Times, the New York Observer, and elsewhere. He lives in Virginia with his wife and daughter.

Here is a starred review by T.C. Boyle, the author of recently published novel The Women:

"The most exquisite, compelling and heartbreaking life I've yet encountered. BLAKE BAILEY doesn't merely write like an angel, he is an angel–he seamlessly resuscitates the past to make it live and breathe in the present, and he writes with all the power and authority of our finest novelists."


Victoria Zackheim, the editor of two anthologies, The Other Woman: Twenty-One Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly about Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal and For Keeps: Women Tell the Truth about Their Bodies, Growing Older, and Acceptance , will be the guest blogger on Well-Read Donkey all of next week, March 15-22.

Victoria will be posting about writing and writers, plus highlighting exciting books being published now and through the end of the year, including the September release of her new book, Face in the Mirror: Writers Reflect on Their Dreams of Youth and the Reality of Age.

So drop in to join the conversation or in Victoria's words, "Just come by, say hello, and keep me can get mighty lonely in that blog room!"

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