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Alison B Hart

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is thrilled to welcome Alison B. Hart back to the store for an event in celebration of her new novel,  April May June July, on Thursday May 23. This free event will take place at 7:00pm in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books, 221 E. Archer Street on the corner of Detroit and Archer in downtown Tulsa.

April May June July is a triumphant family story and sharply observed exploration of privilege, identity, and love in all its forms, following four estranged siblings whose lives collide in the lead-up to a family wedding, when new clues surface about their long-missing father.

Joining Alison in conversation at the event will be Matt Gallagher, author of four books, including Daybreak, published earlier this year.

April May June July will be published on May 14, 2024 by Graydon House. You can order a copy in store or online at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/april-may-june-july/2092.

About April May June July

“Truly a great American novel that does the very best of what fiction can do: sink us into other people’s lives, show us new worlds, make our hearts pound and our breath catch. Superb.” –Julia Phillips

April, May, June, and July Barber don’t have much in common anymore. An upcoming family wedding will place the four siblings in the same room for the first time in years. But shortly before, when April spots their father, who went missing while serving overseas a decade ago, their reunion becomes entirely more complicated.

While the siblings’ search for the truth about their father forces them back into each other’s lives, it also intensifies their private dramas. April loves her husband, but seeks excitement outside their marriage. May had big dreams for the future, but she’s still stuck living at home. June is eager to marry her girlfriend, so why does she need a drink at every wedding-related event? And then there’s baby brother July, whose unrequited love for his straight roommate has him more confused than ever.

Confronting the past together, April, May, June, and July will find not only answers about their father, but new romance, hope, and understanding as they learn to embrace the beauty of their shared history.

Alison B. Hart is the author of The Work Wife and April May June July. Her writing has appeared in Joyland MagazineLiterary HubThe Missouri Review, and The Millions, among others. She co-founded the long-running reading series at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn and received her MFA from The New School. She grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in North Carolina. Find her on Twitter, @alisonbhart, and on Instagram, @alisonhart800.


May 23
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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221 E. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States
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