Author Sam Graham-Felsen on His Debut Novel, Green

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sam Graham-Felson talks about his debut novel, Green, which was inspired by some of his middle school experiences. The novel is a coming-of-age story about race, privilege and friendship in 1990’s Boston. More on the book...

Community Partner: TEAM Westport

“Green is a fierce and brilliant book, comic, poignant, perfectly observed, and blazing with all the urgent fears and longings of adolescence. It’s a glorious story about the subtle complexities of loyalty and friendship that courses with deeper themes of societal expectations, social injustice, and the nature of belonging. By the time I reached the closing chapter, I was so invested in the fate of its characters that I could hardly bear for it to end. It absolutely knocked me out.”—Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk

“[Green] poignantly captures the tumultuous feelings of adolescence against the historical backdrop of a racially segregated city and country.”—Library Journal (Editors’ Fall Pick)

Sam Graham-Felsen was born and raised in Boston. He has worked as chief blogger for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, a journalist for The Nation and a peanut vendor at Fenway Park. 

Author photo credit: (c) Tamar Steinberger

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