Thursday, May 19, 2011

Toni Margarita Plummer book launch June 9 at 7 pm.

Please join us for a special event, the launch of Pacific Standard neighbor and regular Toni Margarita Plummer’s new book The Bolero of Andi Rowe: Stories (Curbstone). It has already been praised by Sandra Cisneros as "heartfelt stories of girls who ache to live in any other world than the one given them and who disastrously believe falling in love is the only way to get there. American tales for the new millenium." Publishers Weekly appreciated the detail of “Plummer's characters, [who] anchored in a crass present, hanker for a sweeter world of their own imagining,” while Booklist observes that“her poignant stories bring alive one multicultural family yet speak universally.”

Toni Margarita Plummer grew up in South El Monte, California. She attended the University of Notre Dame and the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California. Her first book, The Bolero of Andi Rowe, is a winner of the Miguel Mármol Prize. Toni is a fellow of the Macondo Foundation, an association of socially-engaged writers. An editor at a New York publishing house where she publishes mostly crime fiction and multicultural fiction, Toni lives in Brooklyn.

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