Sacha Lamb Author Talk
Join us for an author talk with Sacha Lamb in celebration of their novel When the Angels Left the Old Country. This event will include a Q&A and book signing, and copies of When the Angels Left the Old Country will be available for purchase courtesy of Brookline Booksmith.
About When the Angels Left the Old Country: For fans of “Good Omens”–a queer immigrant fairytale about individual purpose, the fluid nature of identity, and the power of love to change and endure.
Uriel the angel and Little Ash (short for Ashmedai) are the only two supernatural creatures in their shtetl (which is so tiny, it doesn’t have a name other than Shtetl). The angel and the demon have been studying together for centuries, but pogroms and the search for a new life have drawn all the young people from their village to America. When one of those young emigrants goes missing, Uriel and Little Ash set off to find her.
Along the way the angel and demon encounter humans in need of their help, including Rose Cohen, whose best friend (and the love of her life) has abandoned her to marry a man, and Malke Shulman, whose father died mysteriously on his way to America. But there are obstacles ahead of them as difficult as what they’ve left behind. Medical exams (and demons) at Ellis Island. Corrupt officials, cruel mob bosses, murderers, poverty. The streets are far from paved with gold.
About the author: Sacha Lamb is a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow in young adult fiction, and a graduate in Library and Information Science and History from Simmons University. Sacha lives in New England with a miniature dachshund mix named Anzu Bean. When The Angels Left The Old Country is their debut novel.
This event is in partnership with Brookline Booksmith.
This event is generously sponsored by
the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.
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Coolidge Corner - Meeting Room31 Pleasant Street, Brookline, MA 02446
The Coolidge Corner is located on the ground floor of the Coolidge Corner Library. There are three methods of access: (1) Use the main entrance, which is equipped with a ramp and door openers, followed by the lift in the far east corner of the ground floor. (2) Follow the outdoor ramp around the north side of the building to the ground floor entrance, which is equipped with a door opener, followed by three stairs from the hallway into the room, or (3) follow the outdoor ramp around the north side of the building to the back entrance, which is equipped with a door opener. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.
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