Hot Tickets: Sara Gruen and William Gibson

Magers & Quinn is please to bring you two of the fall’s best authors.

  • Sara Gruen (author of Water for Elephants) comes to the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis on September 9.
  • William Gibson signs copies of his latest novel Zero History September 16 at M&Q; he’ll also be reading and talking with fans at the Minneapolis Central Library that evening

Tickets for these readings are $5.00 each–redeemable towards the purchase of a new book the night of the reading. Seating is limited, so get your tickets while they last. Tickets are available only at M&Q.

Available September 7

The author of the bestselling and beloved Water for Elephants returns with a new novel, Ape House (available September 7). Sara Gruen will read from Ape House at the beautiful Woman’s Club of Minneapolis. Q&A and signing will follow. This will be her only Twin Cities appearance. Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena are no ordinary apes. These bonobos, like others of their species, are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships–but unlike most bonobos, they also know American Sign Language. Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn’t understand people, but she gets bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she’s ever felt among humans . . . until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter who braves the ever-present animal rights protesters outside the lab to see what’s really going on inside. When an explosion rocks the lab, severely injuring Isabel and “liberating” the apes, John’s human interest piece turns into the story of a lifetime, one he’ll risk his career and his marriage to follow. Then a reality TV show featuring the missing apes debuts under mysterious circumstances, and it immediately becomes the biggest phenomenon in the history of modern media. Millions of fans are glued to their screens watching the apes order greasy take-out, have generous amounts of sex, and sign for Isabel to come get them. Now, to save her family of apes from this parody of human life, Isabel must connect with her own kind, including John, a green-haired vegan, and a retired porn star with her own agenda.

“Sara Gruen … has created a true thriller that is addictive from its opening sentence. Devour it to find out what happens next, but also to learn remarkable and moving things about life on this planet. Very, very few novels can change the way you look at the world around you. This one does.”–Robert Goolrick, author of A Reliable Wife

Available September 7

The author of the cult hits Neuromancer and Mona Lisa Overdrive returns with a new novel, Zero History (available September 7). Magers & Quinn Booksellers is pleased to announce two appearances by the author. These will be his only events in the Twin Cities.

  • William Gibson will meet fans and sign copies of his new novel–5:00pm, Thursday, September 16 at Magers & Quinn Booksellers
  • William Gibson will read from his new novel Zero History–7:30pm, Thursday, September 16, at the Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis. Q&A and signing will follow.

Tickets for these events will go quickly, so stop by M&Q soon to be sure you get yours. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.