An Evening with the Authors- Grace Talusan in conversation with Calvin Hennick

Grace Talusan The Body PapersCalvin Hennick Once More to the Rodeo

An Evening with the Authors


Grace Talusan, The Body Papers

Calvin Hennick, Once More to the Rodeo

Wednesday, June 5, 6:30pm

at Buttonwood Books and Toys


This is a free event, but reservations are appreciated. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. 

Grace Talusan's memoir The Body Papers powerfully explores the fraught contours of her own life as a Filipino immigrant and survivor of cancer and sexual abuse. Grace delves into the various bodies, both physical and metaphorical, that comprise her life as a woman, an immigrant, a writer, a survivor, a daughter, and a wife. She beautifully captures the duality of being an American immigrant, identifying with her Filipino heritage while trying to assimilate in a mostly white suburban neighborhood in New England.

Calvin Hennick's debut memoir, Once More to the Rodeo, will be published in late 2019 by Pushcart Press. His essays, fiction, and journalism have appeared in dozens of publications, including Yahoo Parenting, Parent & Child, Esquire, Runner's World, Bellevue Literary Review, and The Boston Globe. He earned his MFA in creative writing from UMass Boston and teaches nonfiction writing at GrubStreet. 

Store Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Buttonwood Books and Toys
747 Chief Justice Cushing Highway
Cohasset, MA
United States
The Body Papers: A Memoir (Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant W) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632061836
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Restless Books - April 2nd, 2019

Born in the Philippines, young Grace Talusan moves with her family to a New England suburb in the 1970s. At school, she confronts racism as one of the few kids with a brown face.

Once More to the Rodeo: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781888889970
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Pushcart Press - December 10th, 2019

Five years into fatherhood, Calvin Hennick is plagued by self-doubt and full of questions. How can he teach his son to be a man, when his own father figures abandoned him? As a white man, what can he possibly teach his biracial son about how to live as a black man in America? And what does it even mean to be a man today, when society's expectations of men seem to change from moment to moment?