NOVEL AT HOME:
AN ONLINE COCKTAIL PARTY WITH
ELIZABETH PASSARELLA & SID EVANS
CELEBRATING THE RELEASE OF
GOOD APPLE: TALES OF A SOUTHERN EVANGELICAL IN NEW YORK
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19
7:00 PM CST
You can purchase GOOD APPLE below from Novel's website, call us at (901) 922-5526, or stop by for your copy when it comes out on January 19!
Tickets are free and available on Eventbrite:
*If you elect to attend the event, you will receive a link and password the day of the event.*
BONUS: Receive a GOOD APPLE cocktail recipe when you register to attend! Sip on this tasty concoction or your favorite beverage as we toast Elizabeth and her brand-new book!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A wickedly smart, utterly hilarious debut from a Southern Living columnist--mother of three, Southerner married to a New Yorker, evangelical Christian, and Democrat--about the absurdity, chaos, and strange sacredness of her life on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
"For a woman who thinks of herself as a New Yorker at this point, I buy a lot of clothes from companies named things like Shrimp & Grits. Why? Because identity is complicated."
Elizabeth Passarella is content with being complicated. She grew up in Memphis in a conservative, Republican family with a Christian mom and a Jewish dad. Then she moved to New York, fell in love with the city--and, eventually, her husband--and changed. Sort of. While her politics have tilted to the left, she still puts her faith first--and argues that the two can go hand in hand, for what it's worth.
In this sharp and slyly profound memoir, Elizabeth shares stories about everything from conceiving a baby in an un-air-conditioned garage in Florida to finding a rat in her bedroom. She upends stereotypes about Southerners, New Yorkers, and Christians, making a case that we are all flawed humans simply doing our best. Good Apple is a hilarious, welcome celebration of the absurdity, chaos, and strange sacredness of life that brings us all together, whether we have city lights or starry skies in our eyes. More importantly, it's about the God who pursues each of us, no matter our own inconsistencies or failures, and shows us the way back home.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth Passarella is a contributing editor for Southern Living, where she writes the "Social Graces" column. A former editor at Real Simple and Vogue, she has written about food, travel, home design, and parenting in outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Parents, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Coastal Living. Elizabeth was one of the first food writers hired at Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn, where she wrote daily posts and developed recipes. Her essay "Passing and Repasting," about her grandmother's funeral, was included in Cornbread Nation 1: The Best of Southern Food Writing. She lives in New York City.
ABOUT SID EVANS:
Sid Evans is Editor-in-Chief of Meredith Corporation’s Southern Living, where he is responsible for the editorial vision, direction, and content for the iconic brand. He’s also the host of a Southern Living podcast about food and music called Biscuits & Jam. A proud native of Memphis, Tennessee, Evans attended Connecticut College. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife and two children.
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