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Talk & Signing: Abbigail N. Rosewood

  • Kinokuniya New York 1073 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)

Talk & Signing with Abbigail N. Rosewood
In conversation with James Cañón author of Tales From the Town of Widows


Come celebrate the release of If I Had Two Lives  at our Kinokuniya New York store! Author Abbigail N. Rosewood will be talking about and signing her debut novel, If I Had Two Lives, published by Europa Editions Inc, on Saturday, April 13th at 2pm.


About the Book: 

This luminous debut novel follows a young woman from her childhood in Vietnam to her life as an immigrant in the United States - and her necessary return to her homeland.

“I can’t overstate what a pleasure this was to read...a stunning, totally original tale told by a masterful storyteller. Abbigail Rosewood captures so much nuance and tackles the heaviest topics with a light, magical touch. There is great talent on display here. "
- Yelena Akhtiorskaya, author of Panic in a Suitcase

“A highly evolved, engrossing, and moving novel. Abbigail Rosewood has expanded my worldview through vividly depicted characters that I will long remember. This is a remarkable achievement.”
- Alan Ziegler, author of The Swan Song of Vaudeville and The Writing Workshop


About the Author : Abbigail N. Rosewood

Abbigail N. Rosewood holds a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Columbia University. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Michael Baughman Fiction Award and the Outstanding Graduating Student in Creative Writing Award from Southern Oregon University. Her works have been published in literary journals online and in print, including The Adirondack Review, Columbia Journal, Green Hills Literary Lantern, and The Missing Slate. An excerpt from her first novel If I Had Two Lives  was awarded First Place in the Writers’ Workshop of Asheville Literary Fiction contest. Her debut novel is forthcoming in the U.S, UK, and Italy from Europa Editions and Edizioni/Eo. Abbigail was born in Vietnam, where she lived until the age of twelve. She currently lives in New York.


Abbigail Rosewood at our New York store!

Abbigail Rosewood presented her debut novel, ‘If I Had Two Lives’, a moving and deeply illuminating novel of identity and self-discovery across cultural and international boundaries at NY Kinokuniya on Saturday. Her host, James Canon, also a novelist ‘Tales From the Town of Widows’, fielded Abbigail with a line of questions that dug deep into her content, motivation and writing prowess. Abbigail described that she wrote the book because the emotions she felt from her cross boundary experiences were so intense that she had to put them into writing to deal with them. One experience she described was having a different name for each place she’s lived. The effect on her location identity was profound. Perhaps it was the warm, inspiring chemistry that Abbigail and James exuded, like the moment near the end where they took a selfie which included the audience, or perhaps it was the compelling content discussed but we normally have signed copies left after events to offer. But the demand was so high this time that both books sold out quickly. Please check back with the NY store, though. We will have more copies of both books in soon.