Summer reading is not just for children. AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary will welcome two novelists of contemporary women's fiction on Tuesday, July 19 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Holly LeCraw will read from her debut novel, The Swimming Pool and J. Courtney Sullivan will read from her second novel, Maine.
The Swimming Pool is a passionate and suspenseful family drama and murder mystery, set during the sultry summertime of Cape Cod, Connecticut and North Carolina. LeCraw skillfully alternates between past and present, allowing the reader to observe Marcella Atkinson's affair with Cecil McClatchey and the consequences it has on both her family and his. The aftermath of betrayal and the cost of passion loom large in the story's background.
"Although LeCraw's descriptive prose is sensual and worth savoring, readers will whip through The Swimming Pool, eager to find out what really happened on the night of Betsy's murder. At the novel's conclusion, they'll relish the fact that LeCraw is a debut author--how thrilling it is to anticipate what she'll come up with next," said Eliza Borne of BookPage.
In Maine, three generations of women head to the seaside cottage the family won in a bet 60 years ago, bringing with them hidden burdens that range from sibling rivalry to an unspoken pregnancy. "Maine is beach reading for people who don't typically indulge in beach reading; as evidenced by last year's successful debut, Commencement, Sullivan edges beyond chick lit," said Barbara Hoffert of Library Journal.
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary, our ongoing author series, is free and open to the public. Diane's Books will provide copies of the book, which will be available for purchase and signing at the event. For more information, please contact Marianne Weill at 203-622-7933.