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Blue Cypress Books Presents Irina Zhorov in Conversation with Boyce Upholt

NEW ORLEANS – Blue Cypress Books hosts author Irina Zhorov on Thursday, October 5th at 6:00pm.  Ms. Zhorov will be in conversation with journalist Boyce Upholt. They will discuss Ms. Zhorov’s debut book, Lost Believers: A Novel.  The discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookstore, located at 8123 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118. Copies of Ms. Zhorov’s book, Lost Believers: A Novel (Scribner, 2023) may be purchased before or during the event. More about the event here.

“Zhorov deftly explores the landscape of the two women’s lives and the choices they must make as their worlds converge, mapping the forces of faith and fate, progress and preservation onto the backdrop of 1970s Soviet life.” – Scientific American

Lost Believers: A rich, immersive debut novel, inspired by true events, about a meeting between two women in 1970s Soviet Russia—a deeply religious homesteader living in isolation with her family on the Siberian taiga and an ambitious scientist—that irrevocably changes the course of both of their lives. More info here.

Irina Zhorov was born in Uzbekistan, in the Soviet Union, and moved to Philadelphia on the eve of its dissolution. After failing to make use of a geology degree she received an MFA from the University of Wyoming. She’s worked as a journalist for more than a decade, reporting primarily on environmental issues.

Boyce Upholt is a writer and journalist based in New Orleans, focused on the human place in a more-than-human world. His writing has appeared in National Geographic, The Atlantic, and The New Republic, and won the 2019 James Beard Award for investigative journalism. His first book, The Great River: the Making and Unmaking of the Mississippi, will be published by W.W. Norton in June.

Blue Cypress Books
 is a local, woman-owned, New Orleans bookstore and has been a warm and welcoming place to find high-quality used and new books since 2008. BCB is an inclusive and welcoming place where we speak our minds and invite open conversations. They are proud members of the American Booksellers Association and the Southern Independent Booksellers Association, and are consistently rated as a top bookstore in the city. More info here.


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