book launch party for Eleanor Henderson’s THE TWELVE-MILE STRAIGHT

Monday, September 11th at the Cherry Artspace – 102 Cherry Street, Ithaca

Reading begins at 7:30pm

With music & mingling before and after


Eleanor Henderson‘s debut novel Ten Thousand Saints was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2011 by The New York Times and a finalist for the Award for First Fiction from The Los Angeles Times. Her stories and essays have appeared in publications including Agni, Ninth Letter, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Poets & Writers, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Best American Short Stories. With Anna Solomon she is also co-editor of Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers (FSG, 2014). An associate professor at Ithaca College, she lives in Ithaca, New York, with her husband and two sons.

Her second novel, The Twelve-Mile Straight, will be published by Ecco in September 2017 and WE’RE THROWING A PARTY to launch her book tour! Please come celebrate with us. There will be a short reading, a conversation and Q&A, book signing, drinks, dessert, slideshow, music from the Ithaca Bottom Boys, and books for sale by Buffalo Street Books, all in our beautiful brand new Cherry Artspace,


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