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Writer George Saunders to read at Highland Inn Ballroom
Writer George Saunders to read at Highland Inn Ballroom

ATLANTA -- An author and National Book Award finalist will read at the Highland Inn Ballroom early next year.

George Saunders is the author of short story collection Tenth of December, which was published this year and received near universal praise. A paperback edition will be released in January.

He will read at the Poncey-Highland hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and come with a signed paperback copy of Tenth of December.

According to A Cappella Books, which is sponsoring Saunders' visit:

Through three previous collections, Saunders was recognized as one of the most important and original writers of his generation; Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible and moving collection yet.

Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human.

Unsettling, insightful and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of December -- through their manic energy, their focus on what is redeemable in human beings and their generosity of spirit -- not only entertain and delight; they fulfill Chekhov's dictum that art should "prepare us for tenderness."

Visit acappellabooks.com or stop by the store at 208 Haralson Avenue NE in Inman Park to buy tickets to Saunders' reading.

The Highland Inn is located at 644 North Highland Avenue NE.