Get Lit: Reading with Alexandra Teague and Jason Rekulak

“A sweet, funny, and moving tribute to nerds and misfits everywhere.” —Seth Grahame-Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Author and publisher Jason Rekulak will be reading from his new coming-of-age book THE IMPOSSIBLE FORTRESS.

​Jason Rekulak is the publisher of Quirk Books, where he has acquired a dozen New York Times bestsellers. Some of his most notable acquisitions at Quirk include Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the YA fantasy novel series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which has spent five years on the New York Times bestseller list. Jason lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children.

“Teague’s debut novel masterfully chronicles the friction, contradictions, and emotional tsunamis of being an intelligent 14-year-old girl . . . Teague’s ear for dialogue and natural poetic narrative shine . . . Teague is a strong feminist penman to watch.”―Booklist (starred review)

Alexandra Teague will be reading from her first novel, THE PRINCIPLES BEHIND FLOATATION, newly out from Skyhorse. She is also, with Brian Clements and Dean Rader, an editor of the forthcoming anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence in the U.S. (Beacon, December 2017). She lives in Moscow, Idaho, with her husband, the musician and composer Dylan Champagne.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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The Principles Behind Flotation Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781510717282
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - March 7th, 2017

Echoing novels like Karen Russell's Swamplandia and Carol Rifka Brunt's Tell the Wolves I'm Home, Alexandra Teague's lighthearted coming-of-age debut is perfect for anyone who's navigated the strange seas of adolescence, and lived to tell the tale.
A.Z. McKinney is on the shores of greatness. Now all she needs is a boat.


Mortal Geography Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780892553587
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Published: Persea Books - April 26th, 2010

Drawing on sources as varied as ESL classroom discussions, a colonial travelogue, and the Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook, Alexandra Teague explores how language alternately empowers and fails us in this smart, searching, and accessible debut.


The Wise and Foolish Builders: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780892554607
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Published: Persea Books - May 2015

This chilling new collection by the author of Mortal Geography (winner of the California Book Award in poetry) is a verse exploration of American progress and its consequences, featuring rifle heiress Sarah Winchester and her unsettling Mystery House, with cameos by Harry Houdini, Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill and many other fascinating figures.


The Impossible Fortress Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781501144417
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 7th, 2017

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"A sweet, funny, and moving tribute to nerds and misfits everywhere." --Seth Grahame-Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies