Booksmith alum, prolific tweeter, and International Treasure Sarah Maria Griffin joins us for the launch of her debut novel, Spare and Found Parts.
Spare & Found Parts tells the story of Nell, a girl with a ticking mechanical heart, living with her pet stoat and her genius scientist father in a futuristic Ireland ravaged by an epidemic and enduring a fragile recovery. Nell is lonely, ambitious, and anxious about living up to her potential—until she finds a mannequin hand while salvaging at the beach. As she begins to build herself a companion, the city, her father, and her true feelings begin to reveal themselves. A soulful steampunk-dystopian romp with undertones of Station Eleven, Gold, Fame Citrus, and, of course, Frankenstein, Spare and Found Parts will be the highlight of your fall reading list.
*Ain't no party like a Booksmith party, and ESPECIALLY when it's one of our own. Join us to launch Griffski in style!*
Sarah Maria Griffin is from Dublin, Ireland, and received a master’s degree in creative writing from National University of Ireland, Galway. After moving to San Francisco in 2012, she began to contribute essays about emigration to The Irish Times, which developed into Not Lost, a nonfiction collection published for adults. She has since returned to Dublin, and lives in a small red brick house by the sea with her husband and cat. You can find her online at www.sarahgriff.com, on Twitter @griffski, and on Instagram @sarahgriffski.
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