Barzak to Release His Fifth Book Sept. 8

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Christopher Barzak, award-winning local author, will hold a book release party for his third novel, Wonders of the Invisible World, at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Barnes and Noble, 381 Boardman Poland Road in Boardman.

An early review for Barzak’s fifth book — he has written three novels as well as two short story collections — by Scott Westerfield, author of Uglies and Afterworlds, describes it as “brilliant storytelling that unearths new intersections of love and magic.” States Kirkus Review in its review, Wonders of the Invisible World is “part ghost story, part love story. This page-turner is a captivating exploration of the power of place, family, memory, and time itself.”

The book launch event will kick off with a reading by Barzak. Audience members will be able to purchase and have their books signed by the author. Refreshments will be available.

Barzak is a native of Kinsman and professor of writing at Youngstown State University.His first novel, One for Sorrow, won the Crawford Award and was later made into a movie, Jamie Marks is Dead, which was a finalist in the Sundance Dramatic Competition. His second novel, The Love We Share Without Knowing, was a finalist for the Nebula Award, and his short story collection, Before and Afterlives, won the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Story Collection.

Wonders of the Invisible World will be available for purchase starting Sept. 8.

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Pictured: Christopher Barzak.

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