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August 14, 2019 in New York, NY

Join us Wednesday, August 14th for the fourth and final installment of this summer’s Random House SOFA STORIES: PAGE-TURNERS FOR THE COUCH, BEACH, AND BEYOND, presented in partnership with Burrow, Book Babes, and Read It Forward.

This month’s pick is the fiercest one yet! THE SWALLOWS by Lisa Lutz is a provocative novel about a teacher at a New England prep school who ignites a gender war, with deadly consequences, among her students. Early praise has called the novel a “darkly witty, pre-#MeToo revenge novel” (Kirkus), a “genre-busting . . . darkly comedic mystery,” (Booklist) and “wickedly fun and wildly subversive” (bestselling author Meg Abbott). Think: beach read meets Gone Girl meets #MeToo. There’s plenty to unpack in this un-put-downable thriller, and we can’t wait to discuss it with you.

Lisa Lutz, bestselling author of the Spellman Files series and writer for HBO series The Deuce will be joining book club discussions to talk about the novel with guests, answer questions, and sign books.

PS: Another reason not to miss this event? You’ll be among the first readers to get your hands on THE SWALLOWS, which isn’t yet on sale!

Disclaimer: THE SWALLOWS features sexual themes, which may be mentioned in the book club discussions. If this makes you uncomfortable, we hope to see you at our upcoming book club events this fall!

Note: This time, we’ll be trying something new—planning our book club groups by preferred discussion style (ranging from specific plot and theme discussion to general book talk). We will do our best to group you with those who share your preferences!

Each month, we’ll announce a new SOFA STORY. RSVP for that month’s book club event, and we’ll send you an early copy of the book for you to dive into. Sign up by yourself, with a friend, or with your entire book club—the more, the merrier! On the day of the event, we’ll provide you with an abundance of wine, snacks, and stimulating conversation, led by BookBabesNYC. You’ll have an opportunity to go even deeper into the topics and themes of the book with friends, new and old.

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Event Details

What was Included

  • A copy of THE SWALLOWS mailed to your door
  • Book club-style discussion with fellow readers
  • Lisa Lutz will answer questions during each of the book club discussions and sign copies
  • Wine & hors d’oeuvres

Date & Time

August 14, 2019
6:30PM to 8:30PM


New York, NY

Burrow House
125 Greene St
New York, NY 10012


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About the Author

Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling, Alex Award-winning author of the Spellman Files series, as well as the novels Heads You Lose (with David Hayward),  How to Start a Fire, and The Passenger. She has also written for film and TV, including HBO’s The Deuce. She lives part-time in New York’s Hudson Valley.