Andre Dubus III: Such Kindness

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm


Join us as we welcome author Andre Dubus III to speak with us about his new novel Such Kindness (on sale June 6th) on Tuesday July 25th at 6:30pm at Titcomb's Bookshop. 

Dubus will be signing books after the conversation. If you are unable to join us in person, you can order a book to be signed by the author by ordering below and writing "signed copy" in the order comments or by calling us at the shop at 508-888-2331. 

This event will be held under our event tent behind the bookshop. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside the bookshop on our second floor. 


Such Kindness charts a remarkable rebirth, not from poverty to wealth but from bitter helplessness to the knowledge of self-worth. The result is a gripping and transformational journey toward kindness, in a tremendously moving novel.” - Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House

"Such Kindness is magnificent. A profound and compassionate study of how to be human wrapped in a taut survival story. I loved it so much. This is Dubus at his absolute finest." - Lily King, author of Euphoria

A working-class white man takes a terrible fall.

Tom Lowe’s identity and his pride are invested in the work he does with his back and his hands. He designed and built his family’s dream home, working extra hours to pay off the adjustable rate mortgage he took on the property, convinced he is making every sacrifice for the happiness of his wife and son. Until, in a moment of fatigued inattention, shingling a roof in too-bright sunlight, he falls.

In constant pain, addicted to painkillers at the cost of his relationships with his wife and son, Tom slowly comes to realize that he can never work again. If he is not a working man, who is he? He is not, he believes, the kind of person who lives in subsidized housing, though that is where he has ended up. He is not the kind of person who hatches a scheme to commit convenience-check fraud, together with neighbors he considers lowlifes, until he finds himself stealing his banker’s trash.

Who is Tom Lowe, and who will he become? Can he find a way to reunite hands and heart, mind and spirit, to be once again a giver and not just a taker, to forge a self-acceptance deeper than pride?


Andre Dubus III is the author of; Dirty LoveThe Garden of Last DaysHouse of Sand and Fog (a New York Times bestseller, Oprah's Book Club pick, and finalist for the National Book Award), and Townie. His work has been recognized with an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. He lives with his family in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Event address: 
Titcomb's Bookshop
432 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
Such Kindness: A Novel By Andre Dubus, III Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324000464
Availability: In stock at our warehouse - Ships in 5-12 business days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 6th, 2023