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Kirstin Valdez Quade on The Five Wounds with Alice McDermott

April 8, 2021 via Zoom

Lauded author Kirstin Valdez Quade joined National Book Award winner Alice McDermott (Charming Billy) to celebrate the launch of The Five Wounds. Quade is a recipient of the “5 Under 35” award from the National Book Foundation and her story collection, Night at the Fiestas, won the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. Her debut novel tells the story of five generations of the Padilla family converging and upending main character Amadeo Padilla’s quiet life. With his 15-year-old daughter pregnant, Amadeo finds each of his family members is expecting more from him than he can manage.