Author Jojo Moyes to Visit Greenwich Library on September 11
AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary and Diane's Books will present British author Jojo Moyes on Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium. Moyes's New York Times bestseller, Me Before You has been translated into 31 languages. This year, Moyes returns with another literary heartbreaker that asks, "Whatever happened to the girl you left behind?"
Me Before You (December, 2012, paperback reprint, August 2013) to which MGM has just acquired movie rights, struck a chord with readers and critics. Says Liesl Schillinger of the New York Times Book Review, "When I finished this novel, I didn't want to review it: I wanted to reread it."
The Girl You Left Behind is set in France, 1916, when artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I Edouard's portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer's dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything -- her family, her reputation, and her life-- to see her husband again.
Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is --putting Liv's belief in what is right to the ultimate test.
"In a tale that asks: "Is it still a betrayal if you're doing it for the right reasons?" this pleasurably assured writer skillfully balances the quotidian and the comic with the broad and universal, leaving us with the tantalizing possibility of a potential caper to come." --- Daneet Steffens, The Independent
Author, journalist and editor Jojo Moyes is the author of many bestsellers including, The Last Letter from Your Lover and Me Before You. She is a judge of the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction. She lives on a farm in Essex, England with her husband, Guardian journalist Charles Arthur, and their three children.
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 each event 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 (203) 622-7933 or Wayne Campbell (203) 622-7922, or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive.