Literary Cocktails & Author Signing with Angie Kim for HAPPINESS FALLS! *IN-PERSON*

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#LiteraryCocktails has returned! Join the brilliant Chantal Tseng on Saturday, December 16th for custom cocktails, mocktails, and sherry based on Happiness Falls by Angie Kim! Angie will be at the event for meeting  & greeting, wonderful conversation, and of course, a book signing! Meet us at the Gibson for one of two sessions being offered that evening, at 6:00pm or 8:30pm. The cost of the ticket includes light snacks! Click here to register for the 6pm seating, and here to register for 8:30pm seating. We hope to see you there! 


“We didn’t call the police right away.” Those are the electric first words of this extraordinary novel about a biracial Korean American family in Virginia whose lives are upended when their beloved father and husband goes missing.

Mia, the irreverent, hyperanalytical twenty-year-old daughter, has an explanation for everything—which is why she isn’t initially concerned when her father and younger brother Eugene don’t return from a walk in a nearby park. They must have lost their phone. Or stopped for an errand somewhere. But by the time Mia’s brother runs through the front door bloody and alone, it becomes clear that the father in this tight-knit family is missing and the only witness is Eugene, who has the rare genetic condition Angelman syndrome and cannot speak.

What follows is both a ticking-clock investigation into the whereabouts of a father and an emotionally rich portrait of a family whose most personal secrets just may be at the heart of his disappearance. Full of shocking twists and fascinating questions of love, language, and human connection, Happiness Falls is a mystery, a family drama, and a novel of profound philosophical inquiry. With all the powerful storytelling she brought to her award-winning debut, Miracle Creek, Angie Kim turns the missing-person story into something wholly original, creating an indelible tale of a family who must go to remarkable lengths to truly understand one another.


Angie Kim moved as a preteen from Seoul, South Korea, to the suburbs of Baltimore. After graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy, she studied philosophy at Stanford University and attended Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Her debut novel, Miracle Creek, won the Edgar Award, the ITW Thriller Award, the Strand Critics’ Award, and the Pinckley Prize and was named one of the best books of the year by Time, The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, and the Today showAngie Kim lives in northern Virginia with her family.

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Event date: 
Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
the Gibson
2009 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
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ISBN: 9780593448205
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Hogarth - August 29th, 2023