Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 6:30pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Brazos Bookstore will be hosting Louise Marburg in person on Saturday, January 14 at 6:30pm.

Louise Marburg will be in conversation with Chris Cander. 

Within the stories that comprise You Have Reached Your Destination, award-winning author Louise Marburg captures turning points in the lives of twelve disparate women. Marburg's crisp, clear-eyed prose, infused with dark humor, reveals the inevitable collapse of pretension beneath the struggles of loneliness, death, and the all too human need to be seen. From a pre-teen attempting to understand her father’s suicide to a ninety-year-old caught in shadows of past marital abuse, each of these women is made to confront the reality that change is the only certainty. This collection, Marburg’s finest yet, invites us to face ourselves and our own life journeys with sympathy, humor, and courage.

Louise Marburg is the author of two previous collections of stories, The Truth About Me, and No Diving Allowed. Her fiction has appeared in such journals as Narrative, Ploughshares, STORY, The Hudson Review, and many others. Winner of The Independent Press Award for short stories and a finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, Marburg's work has been supported by the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Kenyon Review Writers Workshops, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in New York City with her husband, the artist Charles Marburg.

Chris Cander is the bestselling author of THE WEIGHT OF A PIANO, which was named an Indie Next Great Read in both hardcover and paperback and which the New York Times called, “immense, intense and imaginative,” WHISPER HOLLOW, also named an Indie Next Great Read, and 11 STORIES, named by Kirkus as one of the best books of 2013 and winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards for fiction. She also wrote the children’s picture book THE WORD BURGLAR, and the Audible Originals “Eddies” and “Grieving Conversations.”  Cander’s fiction has been published in twelve languages. She lives in her native Houston with her husband and two children. For more information, visit

You Have Reached Your Destination By Louise Marburg Cover Image
ISBN: 9781958094006
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Published: Eastover Press LLC - November 10th, 2022