Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum

Revolution Books & Wicker Park Public Library present:

Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum

May 29, 2013

6 - 8pm

1701 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Author reading, book signing and refreshments

"The characters in Good Kings Bad Kings made me laugh over and over again, and cry, and cheer. This is fiction at its best. The story's sharp eye allows no one to take shelter, and it doesn't flinch; it is simply and breathtakingly honest. A stunning accomplishment." -BARBARA KINGSOLVER

 This powerful and inspiring debut is the 2012 winner of Barbara Kingsolver's PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Told in alternating perspectives by a varied and vocal cast of characters, Nussbaum's novel pulls back the curtain to reveal the complicated and punishing life inside the walls of an institution (set on Chicago's South Side) for juveniles with disabilities.

Playwright SUSAN NUSSBAUM's works have been produced at many theaters. In 2008 she was cited by the Utne Reader as one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" for her work with girls with disabilities. Nussbaum lives in Chicago. This is her first novel.

Contact: Revolution Books for more information

773-489-0930 0or

Additional reading:

June 5, 2013
Women and Children First
Swedish American Museum
5211 N. Clark Street

Contact for this event: Ann Christophersen, wcfann@gmail.com773-769-9299