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Signing with Alan Gartenhaus
May 13 • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us Saturday, May 13th at 2 pm for a signing with Alan Gartenhaus, author of Balsamic Moon!
He will be signing books upstairs. This event is free to attend.
Before Hurricane Katrina, neighbors Doreen Williams, an African American single mother, and Richard Girard, a reclusive gay man, were aloof and even suspicious of each other. But when the levees in New Orleans burst, these two are sent scrambling into a cramped attic where, together, they face tests of grueling heat, dwindling supplies, worries about loved ones, and the struggle to keep living.
In his novel, Balsamic Moon, author Alan Gartenhaus explores the journeys and losses that survivors endure, the courage and persistence required to come through them, and the truth that, when our very survival depends on the formation of ties across differences, our compassion for one another is what makes us feel safe and whole.
Alan Gartenhaus, a Tulane graduate, served as an educator for the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. He was a director of Cornish College of the Arts, in Seattle, and a recipient of an Alden B. Dow Creativity Fellowship. A resident of Hawaii Island, he writes fiction and farms. His short stories have been published in numerous literary journals including: Avalon Literary Review, Broad River Review, Entropy Magazine, Euphony Journal (U. of Chicago), The Evening Street Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Ignatian Literary Magazine (recipient of the Editor’s Choice Award), Paragon Journal, The Penmen Review, The Phoenix, riverSedge, Running Press, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Writer’s Workshop Review among others. He was a winner of the international competition, Stories through the Ages Baby Boomers Plus 2022. Balsamic Moon is his first novel.