Book Signing: Debut Novelist Angie Kim
DATE & TIME
Wed, May 08 7:00 PM
3321 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Debut Novelist Angie Kim Makes a BIG Splash and Lands at Chaucer’s on Wednesday, May 8th at 7pm
Chaucer’s Books is thrilled to host debut novelist Angie Kim as she shares and signs copies from her new book, entitled Miracle Creek. The early buzz on this one is big and loud! Miracle Creek is a thoroughly contemporary take on the courtroom drama, drawing on the author’s own life as a Korean immigrant, former trial lawyer, and mother of a real-life “submarine” patient. Both a twisty page-turner and an excavation of identity and the desire for connection, Kim’s book is a ravishing debut by a major new writer.
“Intricate plotting and courtroom theatrics, combined with moving insight into parenting special needs children and the psychology of immigrants, make this book both a learning experience and a page-turner. Should be huge.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A stand-out, twisty debut . . . Kim, a former lawyer, clearly knows her stuff . . . a masterfully plotted novel about the joys and pains of motherhood, the trick mirror nature of truth, and the unforgiving nature of justice.” — Publishers Weekly
“Powerful courtroom scenes invite comparisons to Scott Turow, but Kim’s nuanced exploration of guilt, resentment, maternal love, and multifaceted justice may have stronger appeal for readers drawn to the Shakespearean tragedies in Chris Bohjalian’s Midwives (1997) and William Landay’s Defending Jacob(2012).” — Booklist
Angie Kim moved as a preteen from Seoul, South Korea, to the suburbs of Baltimore. She attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, then practiced as a trial lawyer at Williams & Connolly. Her stories have won the the Wabash Prize in Fiction, and appeared in numerous publications including Vogue, The New York Times, Salon, Slate, The Southern Review, Sycamore Review, The Asian American Literary Review, and PANK. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and three sons. Miracle Creek is her first novel.