Join East City Bookshop and Noley Reid, author of Pretend We Are Lovely, for a book talk and signing. Noley will be joined in conversation by Andrea Adleman, journalist and award-winning author of 'The Psychology of Cupcakes.'
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Told from alternating points of view by the four living Sobels, Noley Reid’s Pretend We Are Lovely is a sharp and darkly funny story of forgiveness, family secrets, and the losses we inherit. At its core is the ever-complicated and deeply-devoted bond of sisterhood as the girls, left mostly to their own devices, must navigate their way through school, find comfort in each other, and learn the difference between food and nourishment.
Noley Reid is a graduate of the M.F.A. Creative Writing Program of George Mason University, her fiction and nonfiction appear in Bustle, Lit Hub, The Rumpus, Los Angeles Review of Books, Publishers Weekly, and the Southern Review. She now lives in Newburgh, Indiana with her two best boys. See her work, and follow her on Twitter @NoleyReid.
Andrea Adleman is a newspaper journalist who has covered news, politics, features, lifestyle and food for three decades. She began to study cupcakes in the late 2000s, contributing to the Los Angeles Times and other print and electronic media. Her Washington Post story, “The psychology of cupcakes,” won the 2013 Association of Food Journalists award for Best Newspaper Food Feature. She continues her advanced cupcakology on the East Coast, where she also studies dessert trends such as Cronut-inspired hybrids and gourmet doughnuts.