Tickets Required: Lunch with Lisa Ko

The Leavers
Event date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
Hattie's Restaurant
45 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


This event is now sold out. There is no wait list. Thank you for your interest.

Join author Lisa Ko for a special author lunch at Hattie's. Enjoy a buffet lunch while listening to Lisa Ko discuss her debut novel "The Leavers" - a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award and winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellweather Award for Socially Engaged Fiction. 

Tickets are required for this event and space is limited. Tickets include a buffet lunch and a copy of "The Leavers."

"There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko's novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it's more than that now: if you want to understand a forgotten and essential part of the world we live in, The Leavers is required reading." --Ann Patchett,  author of Commonwealth

"This beautiful, painful novel of immigration is a must-read. One morning, Deming Guo's mother, Polly - an undocumented immigrant, left for her job at a nail salon and never returned. Told in alternating viewpoints, this novel explores both Deming and Polly's lives both before and after her disappearance. Deeply moving and beautifully written, this exploration of the space one woman leaves behind is essential reading." — Northshire Bookstore Event Manager Rachel Person

Tickets include a buffet lunch:

  • Hattie's Famous Fried Chicken
  • Mac & Cheese (Veg)
  • Red Beans & Rice (Veg, GF)
  • Spring Mix Salad (Geg, GF)
  • Iced Tea, Soft Drinks, Coffee/Tea

Alcoholic beverages will be available for seperate purchase.

Tickets for this event are now sold out.

  • $45.00: Buffet lunch for one and one hardcover copy of "The Leavers" 
  • Bring a Friend! $60.00: Buffet lunch for two and one hardcover copy of "The Leavers" 


If ordering tickets online, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Your invoice is your ticket. Your invoice will be emailed to you within 48 hours. Please print it out and bring with you to the event. If you do not receive an invoice, please contact Liz Barnum at or 800.437.3700. You may pick up your copy of the book at the event, or by showing your printed invoice at Northshire Bookstore's Saratoga location, 424 Broadway between the date of purchase and November 9.

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The Leavers Cover Image
By Lisa Ko
ISBN: 9781616206888
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - May 2nd, 2017

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