“From the first word to the last, this unputdownable novel celebrates the art of overcoming oppression and cultural prejudice, and embracing the strength found in female friendships. This summer’s most inspiring read for females, The Saturday Evening Girls Club is mandatory reading material for every feminist.” —Ms. Career Girl
Join us for a very special Author’s Night on Thursday September 28 at 6:30 as we welcome the first, but unquestionably not the last, appearance of local author JANE HEALEY with her debut work of historical fiction “THE SATURDAY EVENING GIRLS CLUB.”
For four young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesn’t come easy. But at least they have one another and the Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery-making group offering respite from their hectic home lives—and hope for a better future.
AUTHOR’S NIGHT is an evening devoted to the discussion of the best in current literature, with appearances by award-winning authors representing all genres. We take a particular pride in presenting local New England authors. The evening consists of readings, discussion and Q&A in an informal setting. A cash bar is available for our guests. AUTHOR’S NIGHT IS A FREE EVENT.
Copies of Jane Healey’s book are available for purchase courtesy of Dick Haley of Haley Booksellers.
You are invited to join us after the talk for DINNER WITH THE AUTHOR. Continue the conversation over cocktails, appetizers, entrees and dessert. All food and beverage are a la carte, and there are no additional charges. However, we always suggest that those interested in staying for dinner should make reservations in advance, to insure seating.
“A breathtaking ode to female empowerment and the American dream…”
ABOUT SATURDAY EVENING GIRL’S CLUB:
Four women forged a friendship that changed their lives, one week at a time.
Ambitious Caprice dreams of opening her own hat shop, which clashes with the expectations of her Sicilian-born parents. Brilliant Ada secretly takes college classes despite the disapproval of her Russian Jewish father. Stunning Maria could marry anyone yet guards her heart to avoid the fate of her Italian Catholic mother, broken down by an alcoholic husband. And shy Thea is torn between asserting herself and embracing an antiquated Jewish tradition.
The friends face family clashes and romantic entanglements, career struggles and cultural prejudice. But through their unfailing bond, forged through their weekly gathering, they’ll draw strength—and the courage to transform their immigrant stories into the American lives of their dreams.
“A beautifully written and refreshing reminder of the importance of friendship, The Saturday Evening Girls Club is a can’t-miss summer read.”
ABOUT JANE HEALEY
Jane Healey was inspired to write The Saturday Evening Girls Club after learning of the group’s history while researching an article on their namesake pottery, also known as Paul Revere Pottery. She became fascinated by the relatively unknown stories of these smart, sassy, enterprising young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End at the turn of the twentieth century.
In addition to being a fiction writer, Jane is a freelance journalist and consultant. Her publishing credits include the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, AOL/Huffington Post, the Street, Publishers Weekly, and New England Home.
Jane holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree from Northeastern University. She shares a home north of Boston with her husband, two daughters, and two cats. When she’s not writing, she enjoys running, reading, and cooking. For more information on the author and her work, visit www.janehealey.com.
“The writing is so smooth that readers may not consciously notice all the cultural details tucked in.…Fans of warmhearted sagas should enjoy this.”
—Historical Novel Society