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The Morningside

Téa Obreht

Warwick’s presents
Téa Obreht
in conversation with Jeniffer Thompson

The Morningside

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 7:30pm PDT

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
The Morningside

This event is free and open to the public; free seating is subject to available space on a first-come, first-served basis.

On Tuesday, March 26th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Téa Obreht as she discusses and signs her new book, The Morningside, in conversation with Jeniffer ThompsonTéa Obreht is the internationally bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife, which won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her second novel, Inland, was an instant bestseller, won the Southwest Book Award, and was a finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, and Zoetrope: All-Story, among many other publications. Originally from the former Yugoslavia, Obreht now resides in Wyoming.

Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

From the critically beloved, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife and Inland, a magical novel of mothers and daughters, displacement and belonging, and myths both old and new

There's the world you can see. And then there's the one you can't. Welcome to the Morningside.

After being expelled from their ancestral home in a not-so-distant future, Silvia and her mother finally settle at the Morningside, a crumbling luxury tower in a place called Island City where Silvia's aunt Ena serves as the superintendent. Silvia feels unmoored in her new life because her mother has been so diligently secretive about their family's past, and because the once-vibrant city where she lives is now half-underwater. Silvia knows almost nothing about the place where she was born and spent her early years, nor does she fully understand why she and her mother had to leave. But in Ena there is an opening: a person willing to give the young girl glimpses into the folktales of her demolished homeland, a place of natural beauty and communal spirit that is lacking in Silvia's lonely and impoverished reality.

Enchanted by Ena's stories, Silvia begins seeing the world with magical possibilities and becomes obsessed with the mysterious older woman who lives in the penthouse of the Morningside. Bezi Duras is an enigma to everyone in the building: She has her own elevator entrance and leaves only to go out at night and walk her three massive hounds, often not returning until the early morning. Silvia's mission to unravel the truth about this woman's life, and her own haunted past, may end up costing her everything.

Startling, inventive, and profoundly moving, The Morningside is a novel about the stories we tell―and the stories we refuse to tell―to make sense of where we came from and who we hope we might become.

Jeniffer Thompson is a personal branding expert, digital marketing strategist, and publishing consultant. She is an author and speaker who delivers strategy-rich content and actionable tools that educate and empower authors. She co-founded Monkey C Media in 2004, an award-winning book cover and website design house. She is also a co-host of The Premise podcast, co-founder of the San Diego Writers Festival, and serves on the board of the San Diego Memoir Writers Association. Visit MonkeyCMedia.com for author services, and subscribe to Jeniffer’s author marketing tips at JenifferThompson.com.

The Morningside: A Novel By Téa Obreht  Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781984855503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - March 19th, 2024