Ithaca Blog

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Roxana Robinson, Award-Winning Author, Reads in Ithaca, June 20

Acclaimed author Roxana Robinson comes to Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca on Saturday 20 June for a reading and signing of her novel, "Cost", which is newly issued in paperback.

"Cost" was named among best books of the year by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post, which named it #1.

"Cost" is the story of an accomplished family in idyllic Maine suddenly confronted with the heroin addiction of a son in Brooklyn.

We find Ms. Robinson's writing elegant and pleasurable even when her subjects are discomforting. The Wall Street Journal says it is "both lyrical and unsentimental" and "of uncommon stature."

We are told that her public readings are, similarly, exceptionally good.

The reading is at 3 pm. For more information, contact Buffalo Street Books - the new name of the Bookery II in the Dewitt Mall.

Stephen Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

1 comment:

Sue said...

The reading starts at 3 PM. For more information you can call Buffalo Street Books at 273-8246 or email us at

All are welcome.