Lara Tupper with special guest Bobby Sweet (LIVE MUSIC!)

Author and musician Lara Tupper will be at the store Saturday, August 21 from 2-4 pm.

Lara will read a brief excerpt from "Amphibians," her new book of short stories.

Additionally, Lara and her husband, Bobby Sweet, will play live music!

PARKING CONCERNS: Our lot is very small, but there are several overflow options nearby:

  • Public parking at the Fire Station (as long as the space doesn't specify "Firefighter Parking Only") immediately next door to us
  • Large public lot 1 block south at Dewey Park (near the Courthouse on Gilmore Ave.) Open Google Maps

About the Author

Lara Tupper is the author of three books: Amphibians, a story collection (Leapfrog Press; winner, Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize), Off Island, a novel inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin (Encircle), and A Thousand and One Nights, an autobiographical novel (Harcourt and Untreed Reads). She taught creative writing for many years at Rutgers University and now presents workshops in the Berkshires. She is also a jazz/folk performer who has traveled the world; her latest album is This Dance.

Praise for Amphibians:

"From page one, AMPHIBIANS is the work of an extraordinary talent. How shrewd and compelling these stories are, as they range from Maine to New York to Japan to the Emirates and back. Their remarkable gift is to show us – wisely and sharply – the crucial contradictions of feeling in whatever unfolds, from passing encounters to long-held ties."– Joan Silber, PEN/Faulkner and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of SECRETS OF HAPPINESS

"A compelling, wise and beautiful book. Each location feels prickly and alive, like it might lift off the page." – Ramona Ausubel, author of SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF EASE AND PLENTY, an NPR Best Book of the Year

"Mobility, adaptability and colorful changes are confronted by the girls and women in Lara Tupper's nimble interlinked collection, aptly titled AMPHIBIANS. Although each memorable story easily stands alone, to seek and recognize the deft connections intensifies the reading experience." - Terry Hong, SHELF AWARENESS

"If AMPHIBIANS is the first work by Tupper that readers pick up, it certainly won't be the last." - Annie Roach, YOU JUST HAVE TO READ THIS

"Tupper is akin to Barbara Kingsolver when it comes to stories."– Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, author of QUESTIONS ABOUT HOME

"Like a great journey, this collection will leave you changed." —Porter Fox author of NORTHLAN

Event address: 
63 State Rd.
Great Barrington, MA 01230-1235
Amphibians By Lara Tupper Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948585125
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Leapfrog Press - March 15th, 2021