Event with Bruce Holsinger

On Sunday, September 23 at 4 pm, Laguna Beach Books is pleased to welcome author Bruce Holsinger to the store. Bruce will be discussing and signing copies of his new book, The Gifted School. There is no charge for this event.

This deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that animate parents and their children in modern America, exploring the conflicts between achievement and potential, talent and privilege.

Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies. Seen through the lens of four families who've been a part of one another's lives since their kids were born over a decade ago, the story reveals not only the lengths that some adults are willing to go to get ahead, but the effect on the group's children, sibling relationships, marriages, and careers, as simmering resentments come to a boil and long-buried, explosive secrets surface and detonate. It's a humorous, keenly observed, timely take on ambitious parents, willful kids, and the pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost.

About Bruce Holsinger

Bruce Holsinger is a fiction writer and scholar of medieval literature who teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. His first two novels, A Burnable Book and The Invention of Fire, are set in and around medieval London, where the poets Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower spent much of their lives. His third novel, The Gifted School, was published in summer 2019. He is also the author or editor of six nonfiction books on medieval literature and culture, and he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Event date: 

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Event address: 

Laguna Beach Books
1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The Gifted School: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525534969
Availability: Special Order
Published: Riverhead Books - July 2nd, 2019