Screwed over by passion, saved by alcohol: Newtonville has another
cathartic double billing of deliciously dysfunctional fiction for the
sulkies and sensies. First up is Jami Attenberg and her debut novel, Instant Love, which is about a group of young woman whose love lives are more unpredictable than Paris Hilton’s. J. R. Moehringer follows with The Tender Bar,
a memoir about his fatherless upbringing in Manhasset, New York, a
place rich in both pubs and abandonment metaphors. Find yourself a
lonely stranger and sob in synch tomorrow night for a Books &
Brews event at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St, Newton | 7:30 pm | free | 617.244.6619.
ELSEWHERE:* Check out overwhelmingly positive reviews of The Tender Bar on Metacritic * Jamie Attenberg's super cool blog: whatever-whenever.net