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IN-PERSON EVENT: Marilyn Simon Rothstein’s Launch Party for Crazy To Leave You, featuring Kristan Higgins
May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001 United States
Join us for a book launch event with Avon author and resident Marilyn Simon Rothstein, in conversation with Kristan Higgins.
From the author of Husbands and Other Sharp Objects comes a witty, bighearted novel about the happy accidents that lead to love and second chances.
“If you don’t laugh out loud wile reading a book by Marilyn Simon Rothstein, you’re dead inside. Filled with everything I love in a story: a well-meaning, insanity-inducing family, gut-busting laughs and a heroine who feels like a friend. Crazy to Leave You will be an instant classic.”—Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author, Pack Up The Moon
About Crazy To Leave You: Forty-one years old, the last of her friends to marry, and down to a size 12, Lauren Leo is in her gown and about to tie the knot. There’s just one thing missing: the groom. With one blindsiding text, Lauren is unceremoniously dumped at the altar. In the aftermath, her mother is an endless well of unsolicited advice (Stay on your diet and freeze your eggs). Her sisters only add to the Great Humiliation: one is planted on Lauren’s couch while the other is too perfect. Picking her heart up off the floor, Lauren turns to her work in advertising as she gathers courage to move on and plan her next step. She should know by now that nothing in life goes according to plan. What lies ahead is the road to self-acceptance and at long last feeling worthy. With a new way to measure love and success, Lauren chucks her scale—and finds a second chance in the most unexpected place.
Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than twenty novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Entertainment Weekly, People, Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist. The happy mother of two snarky and entertaining grown children, Kristan enjoys gardening, mixology, the National Parks and complimenting strangers on their children. She lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband, cuddly dog and indifferent cat. Her newest book, Out of the Clear Blue Sky, arrives June 7th.
Crazy To Leave You will be available for purchase on-site. Pre-orders of Out of the Clear Blue Sky will be collected, as well. Autographed bookplates will be available!
Please register, so that we can space the room accordingly.