VIRTUAL EVENT: Nina Stibbe, author of One Day I Shall Astonish the World, in conversation with Maria Semple

Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Nina Stibbe to celebrate her new book, One Day I Shall Astonish the World, in conversation with Maria Semple.

This is a virtual event which will take place on Saturday, May 7th at 2:00pm Central Time. You can watch live on either the Parnassus Books Facebook page or the Parnassus Books YouTube channel. After the live talk has ended, the video will remain archived to watch later on both Facebook and YouTube.

About the Book

From the beloved author of Love, Nina, a frank, tender, and poignantly funny story about the ebb and flow of female friendship over half a lifetime.

Susan and Norma have been best friends for years, at first thrust together by force of circumstance (a job at The Pin Cushion, a haberdashery shop in 1990s Leicestershire) and then by force of character (neither being particularly inclined to make friends with anyone else). But now, thirty years later, faced with a husband seeking immortality and Norma out of reach on a wave of professional glory, Susan begins to wonder whether she has made the right choices about life, love, work, and, most importantly, friendship.

Nina Stibbe's new novel is the story of the wonderful and sometimes surprising path of friendship: from its conspiratorial beginnings, along its irritating wrong turns, to its final gratifying destination.

About the Author

Nina Stibbe, after leaving her work as a nanny and attending university, worked in publishing. She now lives in Cornwall with her husband and their two children.

About Maria Semple

Maria Semple is the author of This One Is Mine and Today Will Be Different. Before turning to fiction, she wrote for Mad About YouEllen, and Arrested Development. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker. She lives in Seattle.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 2:00pm
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One Day I Shall Astonish the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316430340
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 3rd, 2022