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Laura McBride

  • The Writer’s Block 1020 Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV 89101 USA (map)

A reading and book signing to celebrate the launch of Laura McBride’s new novel, ’Round Midnight.

Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting-pot metropolis it is today, ’Round Midnight is the story of four women—one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness—whose lives change at the Midnight Room, a classic casino nightclub. Like McBride’s stunning 2014 debut, We Are Called to Rise’Round Midnight uses Las Vegas as a canvas to explore the social transformation of our nation, and the roles that chance and individual choice play in the lives of ordinary people. 

Laura McBride lives in Las Vegas and teaches composition at the College of Southern Nevada. A Yale graduate and Yaddo fellow, she is previously the author of the novel We Are Called to Rise, which was a #1 Indie Next pick and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection in 2014. 

Book preorders for this event have closed. However, The Writer’s Block will be carrying plenty of copies for walk-in purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Earlier Event: April 29
Later Event: May 12