John Young in conversation with Kelly Blewett discussing and signing Getting Huge

Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 7:00pm
2692 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45208

John Young in conversation with Kelly Blewett discussing and signing Getting Huge 

Thursday, April 13 at 7pm ET  

Location: Joseph-Beth Cincinnati  

Join us for John Young in conversation with Kelly Blewett discussing and signing Getting Huge. Optional RSVP is below but not required to attend the event. 

This romp of a novel is for all who’ve worked with the wrong people in the wrong place. 

Beaten down by his affluent and perpetually disappointed deacons, six-foot-eleven Reverend John Crackstone finally cracks. What begins as a backyard diversion swells into an absurd obsession: to grow the world’s largest pumpkin. While often comic, Getting Huge also shows how the pursuit of ill-defined success clouds judgment—until we are jolted into clarity and head for the hills. 

"In Getting Huge, John Young explores both existential and moral issues in a way that’s humorous, entertaining, and ultimately moving. Bottom line, it’s a terrific yarn well told." — Angelo Pizzo, Screenwriter of the films Rudy and Hoosiers

"Young deftly shows how, in the wrong soil, all of us can grow into monstrous versions of ourselves. His eye for detail, humor, and good will keep the pages turning fast." — Kelly Blewett, LA Review of Books and Cincinnati Magazine


John Young wrote the novel When the Coin is in the Air and Fire in the Field and Other Stories. He graduated from Indiana University and Emerson College (MFA), taught English, and worked as a copywriter and creative director. After 20 years in Massachusetts, he now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. 


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