Book Club Extravaganza
Spend the afternoon with bestselling authors, a publisher buzz panel, giveaways and more. Authors J. Courtney Sullivan (The Engagements, Maine, Commencement) and Adelle Waldman (The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.) will discuss their books, writing and more. Publishers representatives will kick the day off with fun and prizes for readers and book clubs.
About the authors: J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times best-selling author of Commencement and Maine, speaks about her new book, The Engagements, a sprawling novel about marriage—about those who marry in a white heat of passion, those who marry for partnership and comfort, and those who live together, love each other, and have absolutely no intention of ruining it all with a wedding. A rich, layered, exhilarating novel spanning nearly a hundred years, The Engagements captures four wholly unique marriages, while tracing the story of diamonds in America, and the way—for better or for worse—these glittering stones have come to symbolize our deepest hopes for everlasting love.
J. Courtney Sullivan's book Maine was named a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine, and a Washington Post Notable Book for 2011. The Engagements was one of People Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2013 and an Irish Times Best Book of the Year. It is soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon and distributed by Fox 2000. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune,New York, Elle, Glamour, Allure, and Men’s Vogue, among others. She is a co-editor, with Courtney Martin, of the essay anthology Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists.
Adelle Waldman is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia University's journalism school. She worked as a reporter at the New Haven Register and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal's website. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is her first novel, and is an absorbing tale of dating in the big city—and an inside look at what one young man really thinks about sex, women and love. It was named a best book of the year by The New Yorker, NPR, Slate, The Economist, The New Republic. Bookforum, The Daily Beast, National Journal, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and was a New York Times Editors' Choice and a Washington Post Notable Book.