Tom Perrotta, Tracy Flick Can't Win @ MPL OB/OM VIRTUAL

Tom Perotta
Tracy Flick Can't Win

in conversation with Elisabeth Egan
Reschedule to:   Tuesday. June 14, 7pm

The bestselling novelist discusses his long-awaited sequel to Election with Elisabeth Egan of The New York Times Book Review.   Livestream on Zoom.


Livestream on Zoom. Audience Q&A to follow. 

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Tom Perrotta is the bestselling author of nine works of fiction, including "Election" and "Little Children," both of which were made into Oscar-nominated films, and "The Leftovers," which was adapted into a critically acclaimed, Peabody Award-winning HBO series. His most recent book was "Mrs. Fletcher." His work has been translated into a multitude of languages. Perrotta grew up in New Jersey and lives outside of Boston.


Tracy Flick Can't Win.  Tracy Flick is back and, once again, the iconic protagonist of Tom Perrotta’s "Election"—and Reese Witherspoon’s character from the classic movie adaptation—is determined to take high school politics by storm, this time as candidate for principal. "The heroine of Perrotta’s Election returns in this sharp and perfectly executed story of frustrated ambition…This is the rare sequel that lives up to the original.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review


Elisabeth Egan is an editor at the New York Times Book Review, the author of her own very well received novel, “A Window Opens,” and a member of the Open Book / Open Mind advisory committee.


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Event date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
NJ 07042
Tracy Flick Can't Win: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501144066
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Scribner - June 7th, 2022

Election Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425167281
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Berkley - October 1st, 1998