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November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$30.00
Magic City Books is celebrating our 6th anniversary with special guest Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist of The Hours, for an event to launch his first novel in more than a decade, Day, on Thursday, November 16 at Congregation B’nai Emunah (1719 S Owasso Avenue).
Magic City Books co-founder Cindy Hulsey believed that books could change lives because a book changed her life. The Hours by Michael Cunningham was the book that changed Cindy’s life and inspired her to switch careers and become a librarian. We are honored that Michael Cunningham will join us for an event to celebrate his new novel and be joined in conversation by Cindy’s friend and colleague from the Tulsa City-County Library, Rebecca Howard.
The event will begin at 7:00 pm at Congregation B’nai Emunah and all ticket holders will be able to pick up their book at the event. Doors open at 6:00 pm and all seating is general admission.
This is a ticketed event, each ticket comes with one (1) hardcover copy of Day ($28.00 value) by Michael Cunningham and one (1) seat at the event on Thursday, November 16.
All tickets include a copy of the book, there is a limit of four tickets per transaction. Please provide the full name and email address of each ticket holder so that all event notifications and information can be sent to all attendees.
Complementary valet service will be available for guests. You may pull in to the circle drive on the north side of the synagogue, off 17th Street, to take advantage of the valet services. You may also park on your own if you wish in the surrounding neighborhood. As always, we will have a big crowd and encourage guests to arrive together when possible.
If you have a ticket and are unable to attend the event, you will be able to pick up your book at Magic City Books during normal business hours. The last day for ticket holders to pick up Day by Michael Cunningham is Friday, December 29, 2023. We will make an effort to have signed books available for pick up but can not guarantee a signed copy.
A “quietly stunning” (Ocean Vuong) exploration of love and loss, the struggles and limitations of family life–and how we all must learn to live together and apart–from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours
“Along with George Eliot, Michael Cunningham belongs in that rare group of novelists who hold the world close, with apparently infinite respect, compassion, and tenderness, all while describing the world and its inhabitants unsparingly.”–Tony Kushner
April 5, 2019: In a cozy brownstone in Brooklyn, the veneer of domestic bliss is beginning to crack. Dan and Isabel, husband and wife, are slowly drifting apart–and both, it seems, are a little bit in love with Isabel’s younger brother, Robbie. Robbie, wayward soul of the family, who still lives in the attic loft; Robbie, who, trying to get over his most recent boyfriend, is living vicariously through a glamorous avatar online; Robbie, who now has to move out of the house–and whose departure threatens to break the family apart. And then there is Nathan, age ten, taking his first uncertain steps toward independence, while his sister, Violet, five, does her best not to notice the growing rift between her parents.
April 5, 2020: As the world goes into lockdown, the cozy brownstone is starting to feel more like a prison. Violet is terrified of leaving the windows open, obsessed with keeping her family safe. Isabel and Dan communicate mostly in veiled sleights and frustrated sighs. And dear Robbie is stranded in Iceland, alone in a mountain cabin with nothing but his thoughts–and his secret Instagram life–for company.
April 5, 2021 Emerging from the worst of the crisis, the family reckons with a new, very different reality–and with what they’ve learned, what they’ve lost, and how they might go on.
Michael Cunningham is a novelist, screenwriter, and educator. His novel The Hours received the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1999. He has taught at Columbia University and Brooklyn College. He is currently a professor in the practice at Yale University.