Little City Books presents four authors in ‘Writers’ Roundtable’



Little City Books, which opened in May in Hoboken, is designed to be more than just a¬†bookstore. Its Indiegogo campaign described its co-owners’ vision as “a genuine independent bookstore and gathering place.”

On Saturday, the store will present its first literary event: a “Writers’ Roundtable” featuring four female authors engaging in “readings and conversation about the writing life,” according to a press release.

The store is at 100 Bloomfield St., and the event takes place at 7 p.m. For information, visit

Here are descriptions of the four writers, supplied by Little City Books.

Jen Grow‘s stories have appeared in The Writer‚Äôs¬†Chronicle, Other Voices, The Sun Magazine,¬†Indiana Review and many others. She‚Äôs received¬†two Individual Artist Awards from Maryland State¬†Arts. Jen‚Äôs stirring debut collection, My Life as a¬†Mermaid, takes a look at the dark side of what it¬†means to live ‚Äúhappily ever after.

Dylan Landis wrote the novel-in-stories Normal¬†People Don’t Live Like This, a Newsday Top Ten¬†Book of 2009 and a More magazine choice for¬†Top 100 Books Every Woman Should Read. The¬†New York Times called her novel Rainey Royal¬†“captivating and unnerving.” Vanity Fair wrote,¬†“The characters … are blessedly extraordinary.” A¬†journalist & author of six interior-design books,¬†Landis won a 2010 fellowship from the National¬†Endowment from the Arts.

“Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times¬†bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures¬†of You, and 8 other novels. Is This Tomorrow was¬†a Jewish Book Council Pick, a San Francisco¬†Chronicle Lit Pick, an Indie Next Pick, and other¬†honors. Pictures of You was a Best Book of the¬†Year from the San Francisco Chronicle,¬†Kirkus Reviews, The Providence Journal and¬†Bookmarks Magazine. She reviews for People¬†and the San Francisco Chronicle and she teaches¬†writing online at Stanford University.

Susan Henderson is a two-time Pushcart Prize¬†nominee and the recipient of an Academy of¬†American Poets Award. Her debut novel, Up From the Blue,¬†was selected as a Great Group Reads pick by the¬†Women’s National Book Association and a¬†favorite reads feature on the Rosie O’Donnell¬†show.”

A second Writers’ Roundtable is scheduled for June 28, with Leavitt moderating a reading and conversation with novelists¬†Jon Papernick and Jessamyn Hope.

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