Jacquelyn Mitchard, best-selling author of The Deep End of the Ocean will be on hand at Wellesley Books on Thursday, March 24 at 7 pm for an author appearance, reading, Q & A, and book signing to promote her new novel Two if by Sea. Two If by Sea is about the best and worst in people, and the possibility of heroism, and even magic, in ordinary life.
Mitchard is the editor in chief and co-creator of Merit Press and a professor of fiction and creative non-fiction at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. The Deep End of the Ocean was the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband and their nine children.
Other author visits in March:
Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 @ 7pm
Theresa Rebeck – I’m Glad About You, (The pathos and missed connections of One Day meet the hilarity of Crazy Rich Asians in Theresa Rebeck’s comedic and tender novel, I’m Glad About You.)
About the author: Theresa Rebeck has had more than a dozen plays produced in New York, including Omnium Gatherum, for which she was a Pulitzer-Prize finalist, Seminar, starring Alan Rickman and Dead Accounts. She was the creator of the NBC drama Smash.
Monday, March 7th 2016 @ 7pm
Jay Atkinson, Massacre on the Merrimack, (The courageous story of Hannah Duston and the band of Abenaki that raided her village of Haverhill, Massachusetts.)
About the author: Jay Atkinson teaches writing at Boston University and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times. He grew up hearing Hannah Duston’s story in his hometown of Methuen, Massachusetts, which was part of Haverhill until 1726.
Wednesday, March 23rd 2016 @ 7pm
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Helen Simonson, best-selling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, was born in England and is a graduate of the London School of Economics. Simonson is married, with two grown sons. This is her second novel.
Thursday, March 31st 2016 @ 7pm
Peggy Orenstein, Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape (A clear-eyed picture of the new sexual landscape girls face in the high school and college years, and how they are negotiating it.)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Peggy Orenstein, author of the best-seller, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine. She lives in Northern California with her husband and their daughter, Daisy.