The Chronicle Book Club features Adam Johnson

The San Francisco Chronicle invites you to join its book club, hosted by Book Editor John McMurtrie and featuring select authors in small discussion groups with Chronicle members. For its fifth installment, we welcome you to participate in a lively discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Adam Johnson about his new story collection, "Fortune Smiles.‰۝ ‰ÛÏIn Adam Johnson‰۪s 2012 novel ‰Û÷The Orphan Master‰۪s Son,‰۪ winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the San Francisco author escorted readers around the frightening hermit kingdom of North Korea. In his latest, the story collection ‰Û÷Fortune Smiles,‰۪ he‰۪s just as audacious. These six long, fearless stories explore dangerous territories, both personal and political.‰۝ ‰ÛÓ Don Waters, The San Francisco Chronicle

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Admission price includes refreshments and light appetizers and a copy of the book (valued at $27) mailed to the address you provide upon registering. Book distribution will be handled personally by our team, so your book will arrive within five business days after placing your order.

Tickets are limited to this members-only event and can be purchased below for $15 each. You may buy up to two additional tickets for family or friends to join you. Click to purchase your tickets today.åÊTo learn more about the author, please click here.

When: Thursday, Jan. 7

6-6:30 p.m.: Check-in, light appetizers and refreshments

6:30-7:30 p.m.: Discussion with Adam Johnson

7:30-8 p.m.: Book-signing opportunity

*Members are responsible for their own transportation and any parking fees.

Note: Tickets are limited, nontransferable and ONLY available to active San Francisco Chronicle members. The San Francisco Chronicle may take photographs at this event and use them in its promotional materials. By attending the event, you consent to be photographed and for your image to be used in such materials.