You won’t want to miss out as Roger Rosenblatt takes the stage to kick off our Winter/Spring Evenings with Authors series and share from his new novel, Kayak Morning, on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbus Museum of Art.
A sequel to his acclaimed memoir Making Toast, about the unexpected death of his daughter, Kayak Morning is Roger’s newest novel. The story is set two and a half years later and is a moving meditation on the passages of grief, the solace of solitude, and the redemptive power of love.
In Making Toast, Roger shared the story of his family in the days and months after the death of his thirty-eight-year-old daughter, Amy. Now, in Kayak Morning, he offers a personal meditation on grief itself and addresses the universal experience of loss. The story begins on a quiet Sunday morning, as Roger heads out in his kayak. He observes, “You can’t always make your way in the world by moving up. Or down, for that matter. Boats move laterally on water, which levels everything. It is one of the two great levelers.” Readers are reminded that grief is not apart from life but encompasses it and are offered an unsentimental and deeply moving account of the possibility of redemption against all odds.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased online here, or by calling 614-464-1032. Also, if you’d like the chance to meet Roger and talk about his works in a more intimate setting over dinner, purchase tickets to the Author’s Table. More details can be found here. We hope to see you there!
Unable to make it out Thursday? Check out the rest of this season’s line-up of Evenings with Authors events here.