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An evening with Nathan Hill

21 March @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome best-selling author, Nathan Hill to West Kirby to discuss his latest novel, WELLNESS.

We are thrilled to welcome best-selling author, Nathan Hill to the bookshop to celebrate the publication of his second novel, WELLNESS.

Join us on Thursday 21st March, 7pm when Nathan will be reading from WELLNESS, before discussing the book,answering questions from the audience and signing copies.


An Oprah’s Book Club Pick.

‘American storytelling at its era-spanning best . . . An immersive, multi-layered portrait of a marriage, Nathan Hill’s follow-up to The Nix is a work of quiet genius . . . tackling a few big questions. What is truth? What is love? And therefore, inevitably, what is true love?’
The Observer

‘The incredible scope of this dazzlingly detailed state-of-the-nation satire almost defies description . . . Brilliant doesn’t begin to describe it, but I’ll say it anyway.’ –– Daily Mail

A powerfully affecting novel about how we change, grow and age, WELLNESS is a story of marriage, middle age, our tech-obsessed health culture, and the bonds that keep people together.

When Jack and Elizabeth meet as college students in the 90s, the two quickly join forces and hold on tight, each eager to claim a place in Chicago’s thriving underground art scene with an appreciative kindred spirit. Fast-forward twenty years to married life, and the no-longer-youthful dreamers are forced to face their demons, from unfulfilled career ambitions to painful childhood memories of their own dysfunctional families. In the process, Jack and Elizabeth must undertake separate, personal excavations, or risk losing the best thing in their lives: each other.

Moving from the gritty 90s Chicago art scene to a suburbia of detox diets and home renovation hysteria, WELLNESS mines the absurdities of modern technology and modern love to reveal profound, startling truths about intimacy and connection. In this follow-up to Nathan Hill’s electric debut The Nix, WELLNESS reimagines the love story with healthy doses of insight, irony and heart.


Nathan Hill’s short stories have appeared in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, AGNI, The Gettysburg Review, and Fiction, where he was awarded the annual Fiction Prize. A native Iowan, he now lives with his wife in Naples, Florida. He is the author of THE NIX and WELLNESS.

Tickets are £5 standard admission/ £20 inc. a copy of the book. Complimentary drinks will be provided on arrival. Tickets are non-refundable but if you can’t make it to the event and would like a signed/dedicated copy of the book please let us know via email, hello@thewestkirbybookshop.com

This event is being held at The West Kirby Bookshop, 6 Grange Road, West Kirby, CH48 4HA.


21 March
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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