Margaret McMullan is hitting the road to read and discuss her latest book, Aftermath Lounge: A Novel in Stories. Mark your calendars!

April 9, Honey Lounge, 7-10 p.m. 205 E. Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN. (AWP)

April 16, Melvin Peterson Gallery, 4-5 p.m. 1935 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN.

April 18, Barnes & Noble, 2:00 p.m. 624 S. Green River Road, Evansville, IN.

April 24, Pass Christian Books, 6:00 p.m. Pass Christian, MS.

April 25, Lemuria Books, 1:00 p.m. Banner Hall, Jackson, MS.

May 3, WordTheatre Brunch, with Pam Houston, at The Microsoft Lounge, 11:30-1:00 p.m. 901 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Suite A, Venice, CA.

May 7, Writers’ Coffeehouse at Henderson Community College, Planters Coffeehouse, 5-7:00 p.m. Henderson, KY.

May 13, Malaprops Book Store, 7 p.m. Ashville, NC.

May 15-17, Featured presenter at South Carolina Book Festival, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC. Panels: Importance of Place (Aftermath Lounge) and Anthologies (Every Father’s Daughter).

May 23, Indy Reads Books, 4-6 p.m. Indianapolis, IN.

June 3, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library, 6:00 p.m. Chicago, IL.

June 5, Lake Forest Book Store, 5:00 p.m. Lake Forest, IL.

June 12, Parnassus Books, 6:30 p.m. 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14, Nashville, TN.

June 18, The Community Book Store, Park Slope, New York.

August 22, MS Book Festival, New State Capital, Jackson, MS. Short Story panel with Michael Kardos and Andrew Malan Milward.

Aftermath Lounge is a compelling tribute to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Resurrecting the place and its people alongside their heartaches and triumphs, Margaret McMullan creates a riveting mosaic that feeds our wish to understand what it means to be alive in this day and age.