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What Happened to Sophie Wilder (Tin House Books)

Christopher Beha, author of the memoir The Whole Five Feet, will read and sign his debut novel, What Happened to Sophia Wilder.

"A thoughtful journey about the place of intellectual curiosity in relation to faith, friendship, and love." --Publishers Weekly

"Christopher R Beha's What Happened to Sophie Wilder manages, somehow, to read both like an auspicious debut and a veteran achievement: it offers at once the vivid, old-fashioned pleasures of a classic bildungsroman and a frighteningly intelligent contemporary take on the ambitions and limits of storytelling and faith. It's a glass-and-steel penthouse on a foundation of oak, and the most memorable first novel I've read in some time." --Gideon Lewis-Kraus, author of A Sense of Direction

Christopher R. Beha is an associate editor at Harper’s Magazine and the author of a memoir, The Whole Five Feet. He contributes frequently to the New York Times Book ReviewWhat Happened to Sophie Wilder is his first novel.

Photo of the author by Josephine Sittenfeld.

Event date: 
Friday, July 13, 2012 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
90027 Los Angeles
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ISBN: 9781935639312
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Published: Tin House Books - May 29th, 2012

Charlie is living in New York, on Washington Square, struggling to write his second novel, when his college love, Sophie, returns. She tells Charlie the story of her life since then, particularly the days she spent taking care of a dying man with his own terrible past.

The Whole Five Feet: What the Great Books Taught Me about Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everthing Else Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802144850
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Published: Grove Press - May 11th, 2010