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Join Words Bookstore as They Host An Evening with Gary Shteyngart on June 8

Local independent bookseller [words] Bookstore will be hosting an evening with Gary Shteyngart on June 8 at 7:30 PM. Shteyngart will be reading from and discussing his critically acclaimed novel LAKE SUCESS, recently released in paperback form.

New York Times best selling author Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. His memoir LITTLE FAILURE  ( a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist) and the novels SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY  and ABSURDISTAN received numerous awards and recognition. His books regularly appear on best-of lists around the world and have been published in thirty countries.

In reviewing LAKE SUCCESS, the New York Times wrote “Shteyngart, perhaps more than any American writer of his generation, is a natural. The wit and the immigrant’s sense of heartbreak just seem to pour from him. The idea of riding along behind Shteyngart as he glides across America in the early age of Trump is a propitious one. He doesn’t disappoint.”

Tickets are required to attend the event  and can be purchased at or by visiting or contacting the store at 973-763-9500. Ticket price includes one paperback copy of LAKE SUCCESS. Event host [words] Bookstore is located at 179 Maplewood Avenue, in the heart of downtown Maplewood.

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