Monday, January 6, 2014

Queens University novelist to read from 'Dept. of Speculation'

Jenny Offill's latest novel, "Dept. of Speculation," out Jan. 28, is  getting rave reviews.

Library Journal says it's an "enlightened choice for a reading group."A starred Publishers Weekly review calls it "clever, subtle, and rife with strokes of beauty."

The novel is narrated by a wife analyzing her life amid motherhood and a faltering marriage.

 Offill, who teaches in Queens University of Charlotte's Low-Residency Creative Writing MFA program, will give a reading  at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 in Queens' Ketner Auditorium. She'll be joined by poet Morri Creech, author of "The Sleep of Reason."