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Dog Ears Bookstore to host book-signing event with author Matt Bindig

Mar 24, 2016 | Events

Matt Bindig, author of “Nothing Here is Real,” will visit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, for a book-signing event. Dog Ears is located at 688 Abbott Road in Buffalo.

Bindig was raised outside of Buffalo and educated at Hobart College and Harvard University. He lives with his wife and children in the Buffalo area where he teaches high school English. “Nothing Here is Real” is his first novel.

When Grady Pickett hears that the lost paintings of Ward Gregory have recently been discovered, he decides to abandon his longtime girlfriend and the life he has made for himself in Massachusetts and return home to Apollo, N.Y., certain that if he unravels the central mystery of his childhood he will be able to make sense of his greatest loss. In the tailspin of events that follow, Grady must choose between the two lives laid out before him. Will he reclaim himself and the past he once called his own from the grips of his brother Emile’s elaborate distortions or will he submit to the temptation of vengeance and forever lose all he once was? In “Nothing Here is Real,” Bindig explores the power of family myths and the costs that come with striking out on your own.

“Matt Bindig’s ‘Nothing Here is Real’ is an unflinching and skillfully wrought exploration of family secrets and the past in conversation with the present: it is a story of devastating loss and, ultimately, of redemptive love,” said Mick Cochrane, author of “Sport” and “The Girl Who Threw Butterflies.”

“Matt Bindig has written a deceptively intense, carefully woven, at times dark and at other times hopeful, debut novel. ‘Nothing Here is Real’ is a captivating read,” added Rick Ohler, three-time New York Press Association award-winning columnist and author of “Have You Lived Here All Your Life? … Not Yet.”

For more information on the nonprofit Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, please call 823-2665 or visit http://dogearsbookstore.org/. You can also follow Dog Ears Bookstore on Facebook for frequent updates.

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