Launch day for Matthew Quick’s latest novel set in Nags Head
Posted at 8:07 am on Monday, October 31, 2022
Publication day is a big day in an author’s life. For New York Times bestselling author Matthew Quick, November 1 is one of those days.
On this date, the new novel by Quick – we are the light – publishes with Simon & Schuster and has already been selected as the #1 Indie Next Pick for November 2022 by independent booksellers nationwide. It received rave reviews ahead of time and has a cover by Mitch Albom who calls it “a timely, charming, and at times heartbreaking novel of grief and hope”.
Quickly written The Silver Linings Playbook, which became a best-selling and Oscar-nominated film. He’s written seven additional novels, was named one of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors by The Hollywood Reporter, received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, and had one of his YA books – kinda like a rock star – adapted for Netflix.
For its launch day event, Quick will be speaking with Jamie Anderson, owner of Downtown Books, and signing books at the Keeper’s Galley event space at 101 Dove Street in Nags Head. The event starts at 6 p.m. Quick and Anderson will discuss the new book, life and writing. Quick will also answer questions from the public and sign copies of we are the light.
“This is the book we all need to read in 2022,” Anderson said. “In headline after headline, we heard of mass shootings in our malls, our schools, our communities. But what happens to these communities in the weeks, months, years after these tragedies occur – forever changing so many lives?
“Matthew Quick tackles this subject and explores the issue through the eyes of Lucas Goodgame, a movie theater shooting survivor who lost his wife, friends and neighbors in a scene that is all too familiar to us now – but which shouldn’t be. Worse still, his Jungian therapist Karl, a tremendous support for him, doesn’t see patients or respond to Lucas’ frequent calls, letters or visits to his home. So frequent in fact that the police have had to step in and create boundaries for him.
“His wife’s best friend tries to run the local restaurant and keep it sane; the shooter’s younger brother, a student Lucas had helped in his role as a high school guidance counselor, has set up camp in his backyard and his dead wife visits him every night losing feathers from his giant wings by handfuls,” Anderson continued. “we are the light is a book to read slowly, with great inspirations, taking into account each character, no matter how painful. It’s a book everyone should read everywhere because, as we’ve been reminded all year, what happens in Quick’s book, in the small town of Majestic, PA, can happen anywhere. where.
Quick and Anderson invite the Outer Banks community to join them in celebrating the release of this highly anticipated novel and launching we are the light in the world. For more information and details on this literary occasion, visit duckscottage.com or call 252-473-1056. Books can be pre-ordered for pick-up at the event and signed copies can be shipped after the event.
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