Author Beatriz Williams to Visit Greenwich Library on June 4

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AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary presents Beatriz Williams, author of A Hundred Summers, on Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. Williams's debut novel Overseas became an international bestseller, turning cynics into romantics. In A Hundred Summers, Williams probes classic themes in a Depression-era tale about love lost and found and the high price paid for guarding secrets. 
Williams mines a devastating event--the great New England hurricane of 1938--as she recreates the rigid class distinctions and glittering glamour of New York's upper crust, with what Library Journal calls "Smart, delicious writing... (and her) signature touch of historic drama." 

 At the center of her story is New York socialite Lily Dane and her ex-best friend, Budgie Byrne, childhood friends and classmates at Smith College when the crash of '29 changed the world they knew. This emotionally charged story slips back and forth between a romance gone wrong and a natural disaster of epic proportions, the perfect backdrop for a love story that transcends the romance genre and promises to linger in each reader's memory. 

Says Kirkus, A Hundred Summers is "A candidate for this year's big beach read...Elegant, old fashioned delayed-gratification seaside romance with a flavor of Daphne du Maurier." 

A Stanford University honors graduate with an MBA in finance from Columbia, Beatriz Williams lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, with her husband and four children. She is also the author of the international bestseller Overseas.

Williams head shot Photo credit Marilyn Roos
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. Books will be available for purchase and signing at through Diane's Books. This series is free and open to all, but seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Marianne Weill at (203) 622-7933 or visit

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