Greenwich Resident and Bestselling Author Beatriz Williams to visit the Library on July 15

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On Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m., AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary and Diane's Books will present Greenwich resident Beatriz Williams in the Library Meeting Room. The New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers returns to Greenwich Library to discuss her new novel, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, a story of passion, redemption, and a battered suitcase full of mysteries. 

Williams takes secrets to a whole new level in The Secret Life of Violet Grant as we dance with Violet in 1914 and Vivian in 1964. The brilliant maze Williams has created keeps us running in circles, loving the complex characters, clever repartee, and all the twists and turns. 'Darling, she was my sister. My older sister, Violet. A scientist. She murdered her husband in Berlin in 1914 and ran off with her lover and nobody has heard from her since.' Clever, devious, delightful! 

According to Booklist, "Williams conjures up another substantive beach read steeped in history and familial intrigue.... Readers will love wallowing in the twists and turns of this irresistibly luxurious tale." 

The Secret Life of Violet Grant is a great summer escape. With cameo appearances by Lily and other characters from her earlier novel, One Hundred Summers, Williams will keep you guessing until the very last page. 

A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a corporate and communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons. Williams's debut novel Overseas became an international sensation, while New York Times best seller A Hundred Summers probed classic themes of love in a Depression-era tale. Her books have been translated into 12 different languages. She lives with her husband and children in Connecticut, where she divides her time between writing and laundry. 

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 through co-sponsor Diane's Books. This series is open to all at no charge, but seating in the Meeting Room is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Refreshments will be served both before and after the talk. 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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