Harlequin for Libraries

Harlequin for Libraries

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Spencer Wise is an exciting new voice in literary fiction and the author of THE EMPEROR OF SHOES [Hanover Square, June 2018], a transfixing story about an expatriate in southern China and his burgeoning relationship with a seamstress intent on inspiring dramatic political change.


Meet Spencer (and other great authors!) alongside elegant tea, finger sandwiches, and sweet treats at the Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA.

Colorado Convention Center 203/205/207
Monday, February 12th
2:00-4:00 pm

Advance Praise for THE EMPEROR OF SHOES: 

“Spencer Wise’s The Emperor of Shoes is the most complex, nuanced, character-rich first novel I have ever read… Wise comes to us fully-flighted as a master stylist and a compelling storyteller.”—Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author 

Fresh and innovative… I’ve taught for more than forty years; this is the best first novel I’ve ever read.”— David Kirby, National Book Award nominated author of The House on Boulevard Street

“Wise has written a funny, illuminating page-turner… heartbreakingly personal, timely and political, written with plenty of Yiddish and humor.” —Bethany Ball, author of What to Do About the Solomons


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