Peter Orner in conversation with Francine Arenson Dickman (Highland Park Libary Event)

Award-winning author Peter Orner, a native Highland Parker and graduate of Highland Park High School, discusses his new book, a collection of stories and a novella that venture from the San Francisco Bay Area to Chicago to the East Coast. Orner offers a composite portrait in Maggie Brown & Others of what it’s like to be a person in the world, evoking the human experience with all the heaviness and lightness that make up a life. The New York Times calls Orner "A major writer" and "A master of his form" and the Chicago Tribune called Maggie Brown & Others "Mesmerizing." Francine Arenson Dickman, author of Chuckerman Makes a Movie, joins Orner in conversation.  The event will be moderated by Alex Gordon.  

Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing. This event is sponsored by the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund, and is free and open to the public.


Event date: 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave
Highland Park, IL 60035
Maggie Brown & Others: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316516112
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 2nd, 2019

In this powerful and virtuosic collection of interlocking stories, each one "a marvel of concision and compassion" (Washington Post), a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and "master of his form" (New York Times) takes the short story to new heights.

Chuckerman Makes a Movie Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631524851
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: She Writes Press - October 9th, 2018

"Love matters a little, but luck matters more."