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      November 21, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      1517 Connecticut Avenue
      Washington, District of Columbia 20036

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      Kramers Dinner & A Story: w/ Spines & Vines

      Kramers is proud to host Spines & Vines for Dinner & a Story! Join us on Thursday, November 21 at 7pm for an evening of dinner and discussion! We'll be discussing Ordinary Girls (out 10/29) and honored to be joined by the author, Jaquira Diaz, herself!  Two ticket prices available: Dinner Seating (includes entrée, dessert, glass of wine) and Dinner Seating + Preorder Ordinary Girls at a 15% discount! (regular price $26.95, discounted price $22.91) A special wine flight will be available for additional purchase the night of the event. If purchasing the pre-order ticket, you may pick up your copy of Ordinary Girls at Kramerbooks starting on October 29th with proof of your Eventbrite ticket. ABOUT SPINES & VINES Spines & Vines is a love affair with books and wine!  Jamise Harper is the DC bookstagrammer behind Spines & Vines who also created the #diversespines initiative to highlight literature authored by women of color. Members of the Spines & Vines community are book lovers who are interested in reading more diversely, expanding their awareness of other cultures while enjoying the latest wine varietal of the season. Reading diversely teaches about others and is key to fostering empathy and respect. Come sip & flip with us as we read and discuss books written by women of color!  ABOUT ORDINARY GIRLS: A MEMOIR “There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez Ordinary Girls is a fierce, beautiful, and unflinching memoir from a wildly talented debut author. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto Rico and Miami Beach, Jaquira Díaz found herself caught between extremes: as her family split apart and her mother battled schizophrenia, she was surrounded by the love of her friends; as she longed for a family and home, she found instead a life upended by violence. From her own struggles with depression and sexual assault to Puerto Rico’s history of colonialism, every page of Ordinary Girls vibrates with music and lyricism. Díaz triumphantly maps a way out of despair toward love and hope to become her version of the girl she always wanted to be. With a story reminiscent of Tara Westover’s Educated, Roxane Gay’s Hunger, and Terese Marie Mailhot’s Heart Berries, Jaquira Díaz delivers a memoir that reads as electrically as a novel.

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