Illinois Libraries Present: Jessamine Chan & Emily Maloney

Join Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney for a discussion about the systems of power that impact our lives, our families, and our finances, through the lens of their acclaimed books, The School for Good Mothers and Cost of Living.

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Jessamine Chan is the New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good Mothers,her debut novel. Her short stories have appeared in Tin House and Epoch. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and lives in Chicago with her family.





Emily Maloney is the author of Cost of Living, a collection of essays. Her work has appeared in Glamour, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best American Essays, among others. She holds an MFA from The University of Pittsburgh and lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her partner and their dog.




This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

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Event date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
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The School for Good Mothers: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982156121
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 4th, 2022

Cost of Living: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250213297
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 8th, 2022