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CPL Presents: Ursula Villarreal-Moura, Author of LIKE HAPPINESS (Main)

CPL Presents: Ursula Villarreal-Moura, Author of LIKE HAPPINESS (Main) In-Person / Online

Join URSULA VILLARREAL-MOURA, the author of the debut novel Like Happiness, for a reading and conversation moderated by ELIZABETH GONZALEZ JAMES, author of The Bullet Swallower.

Called "memorable and incisive" by Kirkus and "accomplished" by Publisher's Weekly, Villarreal-Moura's Like Happiness is an epistolary novel spanning time and space and, according to Xochitl Gonzalez, is the "perfect book to recommend for both Sunday reads and subway commutes."

Porter Square Books will be onsite selling copies of Like Happiness. This event is cosponsored by the Cambridge Public Library Foundation.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Lecture Hall
Main Library
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Ursula Villarreal-Moura was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of Math for the Self-Crippling, a flash fiction collection. Her writing has appeared in various outlets including Lit Hub, Electric Literature, Story, and Bennington Review and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and longlisted for Best American Short Stories. Like Happiness is her first novel.

Elizabeth Gonzalez James is the author of the novels Mona at Sea (SFWP, 2021) and The Bullet Swallower (forthcoming Simon & Schuster, 2024), as well as the chapbook, Five Conversations About Peter Sellers (Texas Review Press, 2023). Her stories and essays have appeared in The Idaho Review, Southern Humanities Review, The Rumpus, StorySouth, PANK, and elsewhere, and have received numerous Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. She teaches at Grub Street in Boston. Originally from South Texas, Elizabeth now lives with her family in Massachusetts.

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