THURSDAY JULY 11: AUTHOR’S NIGHT WITH HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN AND JENNA BLUM

It will be a special night on THURSDAY JULY 11 at 6:30 when AUTHOR’S NIGHT presents a rare double-billing of not one but two New York Times best selling authors at the same time. Join us in welcoming HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN celebrating the paperback release of TRUST ME, and JENNA BLUM with her latest novel, THE LOST FAMILY.

Author’s Night is a FREE EVENT. A cash bar is available for our patrons, and copies of Ms. Ryan and Blum’s books  will be available for purchase courtesy of Dick Haley of Haley Booksellers.

DINNER WITH THE AUTHORS

Stay with us after the talk for DINNER WITH THE AUTHORS. It’s an opportunity to continue the conversation, while enjoying cocktails, appetizers, entrees and/or dessert. 

All food and beverages are a la carte, and there are no additional charges. While reservations are not required for the talk, in order to guarantee seating we do suggest reservations for the dinner. Please call Stellina in person at 617-924-9475 to insure prompt confirmation.

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TRUST ME by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Who can you trust when you can’t trust yourself?

An accused killer insists she’s innocent of a heinous murder.
A grieving journalist surfaces from the wreckage of her shattered life.
Their unlikely alliance leads to a dangerous cat and mouse game that will leave you breathless.

“Grief and deception are at the helm of Hank Phillippi Ryan’s latest thriller, Trust Me, in which a crime writer and an accused criminal’s lives collide. The tension mounts at a blistering pace, while Ryan dazzles on the page, weaving a sinister story that readers won’t be able to put down. A must read!”
—New York Times Bestselling author Mary Kubica

JUST A FEW OF THE AWARDS FOR TRUST ME:

  NEW!! Now an Agatha Award nominee!                                                       Now a Criminal Element Best Book of 2018

Now a Writer’s Bone Best Book of 2018                                                        Now a New York Post Best Thriller of 2018

A Real Simple Magazine Top Psychological Thriller                                 A BookBub Big Thriller of Summer 2018

A PopSugar Best Summer Thriller of 2018                                                  A Crime Reads Top Summer Thriller of 2018

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HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, winning 34 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. Nationally bestselling author of 11 mysteries, Ryan’s also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, three Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. Critics call her “a master of suspense.” Her novels are Library Journal’s Best of 2014, 2015 and 2016. Hank’s current book is the acclaimed standalone psychological suspense thriller TRUST ME, an Agatha Nominee—the Booklist starred review says “a knockout!” and it was named a Best Thriller by New York Post, BOOK BUB, PopSugar, Real Simple Magazine, CrimeReads and Criminal Element. Her 2019 book is THE MURDER LIST, coming in August

 

“Grief and deception are at the helm of Hank Phillippi Ryan’s latest thriller, Trust Me, in which a crime writer and an accused criminal’s lives collide. The tension mounts at a blistering pace, while Ryan dazzles on the page, weaving a sinister story that readers won’t be able to put down. A must read!”
—New York Times Bestselling author Mary Kubica

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THE LOST FAMILY by Jenna Blum

ABOUT THE LOST FAMILY:

The New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us creates a vivid portrait of marriage, family, and the haunting grief of World War II in this emotionally charged, beautifully rendered story that spans a generation, from the 1960s to the 1980s.

In 1965 Manhattan, patrons flock to Masha’s to savor its brisket bourguignon and impeccable service and to admire its dashing owner and head chef Peter Rashkin. With his movie-star good looks and tragic past, Peter, a survivor of Auschwitz, is the most eligible bachelor in town. But Peter does not care for the parade of eligible women who come to the restaurant hoping to catch his eye. He has resigned himself to a solitary life. Running Masha’s consumes him, as does his terrible guilt over surviving the horrors of the Nazi death camp while his wife, Masha—the restaurant’s namesake—and two young daughters perished.

Then exquisitely beautiful June Bouquet, an up-and-coming young model, appears at the restaurant, piercing Peter’s guard. Though she is twenty years his junior, the two begin a passionate, whirlwind courtship. When June unexpectedly becomes pregnant, Peter proposes, believing that beginning a new family with the woman he loves will allow him to let go of the horror of the past. But over the next twenty years, the indelible sadness of those memories will overshadow Peter, June, and their daughter Elsbeth, transforming them in shocking, heartbreaking, and unexpected ways.

Jenna Blum artfully brings to the page a husband devastated by a grief he cannot name, a frustrated wife struggling to compete with a ghost she cannot banish, and a daughter sensitive to the pain of both her own family and another lost before she was born. Spanning three cinematic decades, The Lost Family is a charming, funny, and elegantly bittersweet study of the repercussions of loss and love.

“Blum plumbs the depths of loss and love in this exquisite page-turner.” (People)

“An unsentimental, richly detailed study of loss and its legacy.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

“Blum avoids the sap of happy endings and easy resolutions in this perfect encapsulation of the changing times and turbulence of mid- and late-20th-century America.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

“This exquisitely crafted and compassionate novel offers a lesson in honesty, regardless of how difficult the truth may be. It will offer plenty of discussion for book groups.” (Library Journal (starred review))

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ABOUT JENNA BLUM:

JENNA BLUM is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of novels THOSE WHO SAVE US and THE STORMCHASERS and the novella “The Lucky One” in the postwar collection GRAND CENTRAL. Jenna is also one of Oprah’s Top 30 Women Writers. Jenna’s third novel, THE LOST FAMILY, will be published June 5, 2018 by Harper Collins.

Jenna’s debut novel THOSE WHO SAVE US was a New York Times bestseller; a Boston Globe bestseller; the winner of the 2005 Ribalow Prize, adjudged by Elie Wiesel; a BORDERS book club pick, a perennial book club favorite, and the # 1 bestselling novel in Holland. Jenna’s second novel, THE STORMCHASERS, is a Boston Globe bestseller, a Target Emerging Authors pick, and a bestseller in Holland and France. Jenna’s newest work, her novella “The Lucky One,” was published in anthology GRAND CENTRAL, published by Penguin in July 2014. Jenna’s third novel, THE LOST FAMILY, is forthcoming from Harper Collins in 2018, and Jenna is currently working on her fourth novel.

Jenna has been writing since she was 4 and professionally since she was 16, when she won Seventeen Magazine’s National Fiction Contest with her short story “The Legacy of Frank Finklestein.” Jenna is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A., English) and Boston University (M.A., Creative Writing); she taught creative writing and journalism for Boston University for five years, was editor of AGNI literary magazine, and has taught fiction for 20 years for Boston’s Grub Street Writers, where she currently teaches master novel workshops. Dividing her time between Boston and the Midwest, Jenna has written the screenplay for THOSE WHO SAVE US and is writing her fourth novel. Jenna loves to visit book clubs in person, by phone, and via Skype. Please contact her on Facebook (Jenna Blum), on Twitter (@jenna_blum) and on her website, www.jennablum.com

 

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