Maggie Pouncey + Samantha Peale

We'll refrain from making any puns about pouncing on Pouncey's debut novel, a lyrical work about the bonds between a New England father and his daughter. (She borrows a bit from the aura of Marisha Pessl's Special Topics in Calamity Physics, to great effect). Tonight she joins Samantha Peale, author of The American Painter Emma Dial—the equally smart, fictional probe into the contemporary New York art scene—for a one-two punch of a double-header.