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LAKE LIFE Book Launch with David James Poissant, LIVE via Zoom

July 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


LAKE LIFE, David James Poissant’s debut novel, launches July 7th! Poissant will give a short reading from the novel, followed by a conversation with author Jake Wolff, followed by a Q&A with everyone in attendance! The event is FREE and open to the public. Just register through Eventbrite. An easy-to-use Zoom link is integrated right into the Eventbrite page so that those who register will be emailed the Zoom link. You have the option to pre-order the book at a discount, order after the event, or just come for the reading. The author will sign and personalize books, if requested! To register:


And if you’d like to pre-order, enter coupon code LAKELIFE for a 10% discount at checkout:



“A poignant and beautiful debut novel…a remarkable, moving depiction of a family on the brink.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Masterfully crafted…Simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious, the novel’s brisk pace and perfectly executed moments make for a stunning, unforgettable story…Poissant’s compassion for his characters generates empathy for even their most disastrous actions. A totally engrossing story of the long shadows cast by troubled relationships and the glimmer of hope that dawns after painful confrontation.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Lake Life establishes Poissant as one of the South’s best writers…a dazzling work so confidently crafted, so keenly perceptive, so deeply compassionate, it’s hard to believe it was written by someone this early in his career.” -Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Lake Life is a lyrically inventive and emotionally generous novel. Poissant is a gifted chronicler of the fault lines that lie just below family life.” —Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation and the New York Times bestseller Weather

“A beautiful story about family and especially about the paradox of adult children. Vividly imagined and carefully rendered, Lake Life is both generous and unflinching. I loved every member of this functionally dysfunctional cast.”—Karen Joy Fowler, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Jane Austen Book Club and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

“By turns moving, tender, and wryly funny, this gorgeously-written ensemble novel about the unspoken dreams and secrets and self-deceptions of a middle class family is deeply insightful and rewarding. David James Poissant is a young writer to watch!” —Dan Chaon, author of Ill Will


July 7, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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