Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen, in Conversation with author Peter Ferry, March 4th at 6:30!


We're super excited for this Friday's upcoming discussion between authors Elizabeth McKenzie and Peter Ferry! Peter Ferry's Old Heart was the Chicago Writers Association Novel of the Year for 2015. And Elizabeth McKenzie's The Portable Veblen has been getting stellar reviews, including from one of our booksellers, Timothy Moore, who calls it "One of the best novels I've read in years. Genuinely funny, but also important!" 

Don't just take his word for it! 

Fresh Air's Maureen Corrigan gave a rave review of the book, which you can listen to here

Jennifer Senior, of the New York Times, says that "One of the great pleasures of reading Elizabeth McKenzie is that she hears the musical potential in language that others do not — in the manufactured jargon of economics, in the Latin taxonomy of the animal kingdom, even in the names of our own humble body parts (who knew about the eye’s “zonule of Zinn”?)." You can read more of her review here

Rick Kogan spoke with both Elizabeth McKenzie and Peter Ferry this weekend in a fascinating literary discussion, which you can listen to here

That will prepare you for this Friday's event! We'll se you then! 


The Portable Veblen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594206856
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Published: Penguin Press - January 19th, 2016

Old Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609531171
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Published: Unbridled Books - June 9th, 2015