Oakland - Publication Party for "Among the Wonderful" with Stacy Carlson
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland is pleased to host the publication party for Among the Wonderful by Oakland author Stacy Carlson on Thursday, August 11th at 7pm.
In many shapes and forms, metamorphosis is at the core of Among the Wonderful. Pursuing this theme, the book weaves a world where upper Manhattan is still untrammeled wilderness, the Five Points is at the height of its bloody glory, and within the walls of Barnum's museum, ancient tribal feuds play out in the midst of an unlikely community of marvels. In the words of Jonathan Evison, “Among the Wonderful brings nineteenth century New York brilliantly to life. Carlson's sure-handed debut is chock-full of big themes and characters who will stick with you long after you set the book down.”
Stacy Carlson won the 2003 Dana Portfolio Award, and has been awarded residencies at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in California and Galleri Svalbard in Norway. A native of Seattle, she now lives in Oakland.