VIRTUAL: Katie Hafner with Weike Wang, The Boys

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome Katie Hafner, author of The Boys, in conversation with author Weike Wang! We'll be hosting the authors virtually via Crowdcast on Thursday, 9/22 at 7pmThe Boys is an August 2022 Staff Pick (which means if you're reading this in August 2022, you can get 20% off on your copy!). David writes, "The narrative is touching, hilarious, and poignant, yet manages to raise deep and provocative questions about loneliness, parenting, and companionship. The story takes a turn in the middle that is so astounding, and so deftly handled, that you may feel compelled to go right back to the beginning - and the rest of the book floats on the brilliance of that device."

Signed books are available! The author will be coming in to sign stock closer to the event date- check back here for the cut off date of when you'll need to order by in order to guarantee a signed copy.

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New York Times Editors' Pick Most Anticipated GMA Summer Reads
A delicious summer read filled with humor and surprise for readers of Anne Tyler and Kevin Wilson.When introverted Ethan Fawcett marries fun-loving Barb, so comfortable in the world, he has every reason to believe he will be delivered from a lifetime of solitude. She fills his world with a sense of adventure, expanding his horizons beyond his comfortable routine. To ease Ethan's fears of becoming a father, Barb suggests they foster two young brothers, Tommy and Sam, and Ethan immediately falls in love with the boys.When the pandemic hits, he becomes obsessed with providing a perfect life for them. But instead of bringing Barb and Ethan closer together, the boys become a wedge in their relationship, as Ethan is unable to share with Barb a secret that has been haunting him since childhood. Then Ethan takes Tommy and Sam on a biking trip in Italy, and it becomes clear just how unusual Ethan and his boys are.

Katie Hafner was on staff at The New York Times    for ten years, where she remains a frequent contributor, writing on healthcare and technology. She has also worked at    Newsweek and BusinessWeek, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Wired, The New Republic, The Washington Post, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She is the author of five previous works of nonfiction covering a range of topics, including the origins of the Internet, computer hackers, German reunification, and the pianist Glenn Gould.Her first novel, The Boys, will be published by Spiegel & Grau in July 2022. She is currently working on a book of essays about taking up the game of golf. On top of the Our Mothers Ourselves podcast, Katie is the creator and host of Lost Women of Science, a new narrative podcast that illuminates the lives of remarkable female scientists whose stories have been lost to history.

Weike Wang was born in Nanjing, China, and grew up in Australia, Canada, and the United States. She is a graduate of Harvard University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry and her doctorate in public health. Her first novel, Chemistry, received the PEN/ Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction, the Ploughshares John C. Zacharis First Book Award, and a Whiting Award. She is a “5 Under 35” honoree of the National Book Foundation and her work has appeared in The New Yorker. She currently lives in New York City.


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Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 7:00pm

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The Boys By Katie Hafner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781954118058
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 26th, 2022

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Joan Is Okay: A Novel By Weike Wang Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525654834
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Published: Random House - January 18th, 2022


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