Even in Paradise by Elizabeth Nunez

Monday, August 1, 2016 | 6:30 PM
University of Houston | Wortham Theater | 3351 Cullen Blvd., 77024

Presentation and book signing by the author

Call for more information: 832-393-1652.

About the book:

In a masterful retelling of Shakespeare’s classic, King Lear, set in the Caribbean, award-winning author Elizabeth Nunez illuminates the timeless complications of familial relationships and the immense tragedies that can arise when the jealous and greedy are presented with an opportunity to secure power and wealth.

About the author

Elizabeth Nunez is the author of four novels, including Discretion, Beyond the Limbo Silence, and Bruised Hibiscus, winner of an American Book Award. She was born in Trinidad and emigrated to the United States after secondary school. She is a Distinguished Professor of English at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. The Director of the National Black Writers Conference sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities for seventeen years, Nunez also chairs the PEN American Open Book Committee. A recipient of numerous awards and professional honors, Nunez lives in Amityville, New York.

More author events to come this summer!

Patricia Engel

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 | 6 PM
Looscan Neighborhood Library | 2507 Willowick, 77027

Set in the vibrant coastal and Caribbean communities of Miami, the Florida Keys, Havana, Cuba, and Cartagena, Colombia, Patricia Engel’s new novel delivers a profound and riveting Pan-American story of one woman’s devotion to her death row–convicted brother and her journey away from a painful past.

Cydney Rax

Saturday, June 25, 2016 |  1 PM
Morris Frank Library | 10103 Fondren Rd., 77096

Presenting her latest heart-stopping romance novel, If Your Wife Only Knew.

Pat Tucker

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 |  2 PM
Morris Frank Library | 10103 Fondren Rd., 77096

Prolific writer and journalist Pat Tucker talks about her new book, Somebody Has To Pay.

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