Saturday, May 13, 2017


Location: Downtown Orange County Public Library
101 East Central Blvd
Orlando, Florida
Date: Thursday, June 1st, 2017
Free to the Public at 6:30 pm
Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida


In Partnership with Downtown Orange County Library

On Thursday, June 1st at 6:30 pm, Writer’s Block Bookstore and the Orange County Public Library will host author Daniel Wallace at the Orange County Public Library in downtown Orlando.  Daniel will be talking about his latest novel, Extraordinary Adventures.

“Extraordinary Adventures really is an extraordinary, wonderful novel. Wallace hits the right note with his protagonist, Edsel Bronfman -- a charming, naive man painfully aware of his naiveté, yet not too "precious." Truly an optimistic, large-hearted novel as the catalog copy says. I completely enjoyed the read!”

About the Book:  Daniel Wallace (of “Big Fish” fame) likes to say EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES (Published by St. Martin’s Press; On-sale May 30, 2017; $25.99) began with four words: “Bronfman won a prize,” and out of them sprung 100,000 more. Wallace knew immediately that his main character, Edsel Bronfman, with a last name like Bronfman, would be a man whose situation in life was unremarkable (indeed, when we meet him he’s working as a junior executive shipping clerk for an importer of Korean flatware, living in a seedy neighborhood, and spending his free time with his mother) and who could be made happy by something, anything.  
In Wallace’s strained new novel, 34-year-old Edsel Bronfman leads an ordinary life until the day he receives a phone call inviting him to spend a weekend in Destin, Fla., as the guest of a condo community. There’s only one catch: the invitation is for two, and Bronfman, who leads a circumscribed existence (to say the least) in Birmingham, Ala., doesn’t know any available women. And to make matters worse, he only has 79 days to find one before the offer expires. Improbable as it seems, that one phone call sends Bronfman’s orderly existence spinning off its axis.
Author Bio: Daniel Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he directs the Creative Writing Program. He is the author of the novels, Big Fish, Ray in Reverse, The Watermelon King, Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician, and The Kings and Queens of Roam.
For those who are hoping to pre-order EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES can be directed to the following link:

About Writer's Block Bookstore: A community bookstore in your neighborhood. We are in downtown Winter Park off Park Avenue.  We are a full-service community bookstore, with a wide range of new books, including a children’s area. We curate our stock based on the community’s wants and needs, but always have the latest releases.  We host many events throughout the year for all members of the family.  

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