Mona Simpson, author of Casebook, on tour April/May 2014

Posted By on February 5, 2014

CasebookAbout Casebook

Hardcover: 336 pages

Publisher: Knopf (April 15, 2014)

From the acclaimed and award-winning author: a beguiling new novel about an eavesdropping boy working to discover the obscure mysteries of his unraveling family. He uncovers instead what he least wants to know: the workings of his parents’ private lives. And even then he can’t stop snooping.

Miles Adler-Rich, helped by his friend Hector, spies and listens in on his separating parents. Both boys are in thrall to Miles’s unsuspecting mother, Irene, who is “pretty for a mathematician.” They rifle through her dresser drawers and strip-mine her computer diary, finding that all leads pull them straight into her bedroom, and into questions about a stranger from Washington, D.C., who weaves in and out of their lives. Their amateur detective work starts innocently but soon takes them to the far reaches of adult privacy as they acquire knowledge that will affect the family’s well-being, prosperity, and sanity. Once burdened with this powerful information, the boys struggle to deal with the existence of evil, and proceed to concoct hilarious modes of revenge on their villains and eventually, haltingly, learn to offer animal comfort to those harmed and to create an imaginative path to their own salvation.

CASEBOOK was included in the Huffington Post’s “30 Books You Need to Read in 2014”

Find CASEBOOK in The Millions “Most Anticipated Great 2014 Book Preview

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SImpson credit Gaspar TringaleAbout Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson is the author of Anywhere But HereThe Lost FatherA Regular GuyOff Keck Road, and My HollywoodOff Keck Road was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and won the Heartland Prize of the Chicago Tribune. She has received a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim grant, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, and, recently an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Mona Simpson’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, April 14th:  Mockingbird Hill Cottage

Tuesday, April 15th:  Book Chatter

Tuesday, April 15th:  Guiltless Reading

Wednesday, April 16th:  From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, April 16th:  5 Minutes for Books

Thursday, April 17th:  Bookchickdi

Friday, April 18th:  She Treads Softly

Monday, April 21st:  Entomology of a Bookworm

Monday, April 21st:  Simply Stacie

Monday, April 21st:  A Bookish Way of Life

Tuesday, April 22nd:  Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Wednesday, April 23rd:  Anita Loves Books

Wednesday, April 23rd:  Guiltless Reading – guest post “A Rejection”

Thursday, April 24th:  Lit and Life

Friday, April 25th:  Chaotic Compendiums

Saturday, April 26th:  Chaotic Compendiums –  guest post “How I Found My POV”

Monday, April 28th:  Book-alicious Mama

Monday, April 28th:  Daily Mayo

Tuesday, April 29th:  Love at First Book

Tuesday, April 29th:  Fiction Addict

Wednesday, April 30th:  Bookish Ardour

Wednesday, April 30th:  Booksie’s Blog

Thursday, May 1st:  Musings of a Bookish Kitty

Monday, May 5th:  Bibliophiliac

Tuesday, May 6th:  Bound by Words

Wednesday, May 7th:  No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, May 8th:  BookNAround

Friday, May 9th:  In Bed With Books

Monday, May 12th:  Missris

Friday, May 30th:  Mandy Boles – Life Between Books

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