The first Open Book/Open Mind event of the season will take place on Sunday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m., at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., when author Marcy Dermansky will discuss her new novel, “Very Nice,” with writer and fellow Montclair resident
Dermansky is the author of the critically acclaimed novels “The Red Car,” “Bad Marie,” and
“Twins.” Her short fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, Guernica, the Indiana Review, and Lenny Letter. “Very Nice” is set in the post-Obama era, and is the story of a Connecticut divorcée, her college-age daughter, and the famous novelist who is seduced by them both. The New York Times Book Review called it “a mordant satire of wealth and art.”
Tuttle is a former president of the National Book Critics Circle who writes about books for the Boston Globe. And her reviews, interviews, and essays have also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio.
The event is free, but registration is suggested to ensure a seat.
Past Open Book/Open Mind conversations have included literary names such as Dave Itzkoff, Julia Alvarez, Frank Bruni, Dale Russakoff, Anna Quindlen, Charles Blow, Isabel Allende, and Jonathan Alter.