Bethel’s Byrd’s Books Is Small Business Saturday Host of Self-Portrait With Nothing, First Book by Aimee Pokwatka

Join Bethel’s Byrd’s Books on Small Business Saturday, November 26th, 12:00 noon to 2:00pm, for a signing of first book by Tordotcom author Aimee Pokwatka, Self-Portrait WIth Nothing. 

The book may be pre-ordered through ByrdsBooks.com 

In Self-Portrait With Nothing, Pepper Rafferty was raised by two loving mothers, abandoned as an infant on the local veterinarian’s from porch and now at thirty-six is married to the stable, supportive Ike. She’s never told anyone that at fifteen she discovered the identity of her biological mother.That’s because her birth mother is Ula Frost, a reclusive painter famous for the outrageous claims that her portraits summon their subjects’ doppelgängers from parallel universes. Researching the rumors, Pepper couldn’t help but wonder: Is there a parallel universe in which she is more confident, more accomplished, better able to accept love? 

Aimee Pokwatka grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia. She studied anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and received her MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University. Her work has been published in Fairy Tale Review, Outlook Springs, Hunger Mountain, and elsewhere. She lives in New York with her family.

Byrd’s Books is located at 178 Greenwood Avenue, across from the Bethel Public Library. Author discussions and Book Group gatherings are regularly added to Byrd’s Books’ calendar of events at ByrdsBooks.com Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sundays 12:00 noon to 4:00pm. For directions to the store or more information, call Byrd’s Books at 203-730-2973. To review the shop’s expanded catalog of new titles, go to ByrdsBooks.com


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