Lauren Fox presents: Days of Awe

Lauren Fox
Days of Awe
Tuesday, August 11. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lauren Fox's third novel, Days of Awe is her finest novel to date! Christina Baker Kline, bestseller author of Orphan Train, says of the novel: “Funny, mordant, and heartbreaking, Days of Awe is a marvel. With a deft touch, Lauren Fox manages to swoop from tenderness to absurdity in a single line, pulling her readers through a thicket of emotion without a stumble or a missed turn. I loved this novel.”
Days of Awe combines the emotional quality of Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation with the droll narrative style of Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, the family insights of Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins with the carefully calibrated portrait of complex friendship in Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings or Ann Patchett’s Truth and Beauty.

Days of Awe is the story of a woman who, in the wake of her best friend’s sudden death, must face the crisis in her marriage, the fury of her almost-teenage daughter, and the possibility of opening her cantankerous heart to someone new.


Only a year ago Isabel Moore was married, was the object of adoration for her ten-year-old daughter, and thought she knew everything about her wild, extravagant, beloved best friend, Josie. But in that one short year her husband moved out and rented his own apartment; her daughter grew into a moody insomniac; and Josie—impulsive, funny, secretive Josie—was killed behind the wheel in a single-car accident. As the relationships that long defined Isabel—wife, mother, daughter, best friend—change before her eyes, Isabel must try to understand who she really is.

Teeming with longing, grief, and occasional moments of wild, unexpected joy, Days of Awe is a daring, dazzling book—a luminous exploration of marriage, motherhood, and the often surprising shape of new love.


Lauren Fox is the author of the novels Still Life with Husband and Friends Like Us. She earned her MFA from the University of Minnesota, and her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Parenting, Psychology Today, The Rumpus, and Salon. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband and two daughters. Learn more about Lauren here.



Event date: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
118 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Still Life with Husband (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307277374
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Vintage - April 8th, 2008

Friends Like Us (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307388254
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Vintage - September 4th, 2012