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Public Library of Brookline: Sacha Lamb

Public Library of Brookline: Sacha Lamb

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 7:00PM ET
Event address: 
Public Library of Brookline - Coolidge Corner
31 Pleasant Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446

We are proud to be the official bookseller for this Public Library of Brookline event.

Join us for an author talk with Sacha Lamb in celebration of their novel When the Angels Left the Old Country. This event will include a Q&A and book signing, and copies of When the Angels Left the Old Country will be available for purchase courtesy of Brookline Booksmith.

About When the Angels Left the Old Country: For fans of “Good Omens”–a queer immigrant fairytale about individual purpose, the fluid nature of identity, and the power of love to change and endure.

Uriel the angel and Little Ash (short for Ashmedai) are the only two supernatural creatures in their shtetl (which is so tiny, it doesn’t have a name other than Shtetl). The angel and the demon have been studying together for centuries, but pogroms and the search for a new life have drawn all the young people from their village to America. When one of those young emigrants goes missing, Uriel and Little Ash set off to find her.

Along the way the angel and demon encounter humans in need of their help, including Rose Cohen, whose best friend (and the love of her life) has abandoned her to marry a man, and Malke Shulman, whose father died mysteriously on his way to America. But there are obstacles ahead of them as difficult as what they’ve left behind. Medical exams (and demons) at Ellis Island. Corrupt officials, cruel mob bosses, murderers, poverty. The streets are far from paved with gold.

About the author: Sacha Lamb is a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow in young adult fiction, and a graduate in Library and Information Science and History from Simmons University. Sacha lives in New England with a miniature dachshund mix named Anzu Bean. When The Angels Left The Old Country is their debut novel.

This event is in partnership with Brookline Booksmith.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.