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Meet an Author for Lunch: Ann Hood, The Obituary Writer
Ticket Price: Cost of the Book
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Our new luncheon series provides food for thought with author Ann Hood. Your ticket to the luncheon includes a book, a catered lunch, and discussion time with our guest author - all for the price of her book. A book signing with the author will follow the discussion. 12-1:30 p.m. Reserve your place now!

Obituary Writer

On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, an uncompromising young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie O, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in unexpected and extraordinary ways. Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.

Seating is limited so be sure to reserve your place. Call 860-868-0525 or email: [email protected].