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Stewart O’Nan

Ocean State

Stewart O’Nan is the author of twenty books, including the novels Snow Angels, A Prayer for the Dying, The Night Country, Last Night at the Lobster, and Emily, Alone. He lives in Pittsburgh, where he was born and raised. 

Ocean State is a novel about a teenaged love triangle and a murder in a small town on the Rhode Island shore. Exploring the ecstasy and desperation of romantic love, it shows the lengths we’ll go to hold on to it. 

October 24, 8 - 9pm, Monday

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Xochitl Gonzalez + Stewart O'Nan

In Olga Dies Dreaming, a status-driven wedding planner grapples with her social ambitions, absent mother, and Puerto Rican roots―all in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the months surrounding the most devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico’s history, this is a story that examines political corruption, familial strife, and the very notion of the American dream—all while asking what it really means to weather a storm.

Ocean State is a novel about a teenaged love triangle and a murder in a small town on the Rhode Island shore. Exploring the ecstasy and desperation of romantic love, it shows the lengths we’ll go to hold on to it.

8-9 p.m., virtual

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