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How Hard Can it Be?
Wednesday, June 13 at 7 PM

Don't miss an entertaining evening with Allison Pearson, whose brilliant debut novel, I Don't Know How She Does It, was a New York Times bestseller with four million copies sold around the world. Called "the definitive social comedy of working motherhood" (The Washington Post), I Don't Know How She Does It introduced Kate Reddy, a woman as sharp as she was funny. As Oprah Winfrey put it, Kate's story became "the national anthem for working mothers."

It is seven years later in Pearson's new book, How Hard Can it Be? Kate Reddy is facing her 50th birthday. Her children have turned into impossible teenagers; her mother and in-laws are in precarious health; and her husband is having a midlife crisis. Once again, Kate is scrambling to keep all the balls in the air in a juggling act that an early review from the U.K. Express hailed as "sparkling, funny, and poignant...a triumphant return for Pearson."

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Murder on the Left Bank CARA BLACK
Murder on the Left Bank
Tuesday, June 19 at 7 PM

We are pleased to welcome back Cara Black, who will read from her 18th mystery in her New York Times bestselling Parisian detective series!

A dying old man, an accountant, brings a dilapidated notebook full of meticulous investment records to the office of √Čric Besson, a lawyer in Paris's 13th arrondissement. For decades, the accountant has been helping a cadre of dirty cops launder stolen money. The notebook contains his full confession, which he has waited 50 years to make. He is adamant that Besson get the notebook into the hands of La Proc, Paris's chief prosecuting attorney, so the corruption can finally be brought to light. But en route to La Proc, Besson's courier -- his assistant and nephew -- is murdered, and the notebook disappears.

The Summer I Met Jack MICHELLE GABLE
The Summer I Met Jack
Thursday, June 21 at 7 PM

New York Times bestselling author Michelle Gable (A Paris Apartment) "...offers an alternate Kennedy family history that will leave readers wondering whether America knew the real JFK at all." --Kirkus Reviews

The Summer I Met Jack is based on the fascinating real life of Alicia Corning Clark, a woman who J. Edgar Hoover insisted was paid by the Kennedys to keep quiet, not only about her romance with Jack Kennedy, but also a baby they may have had together. In 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee arrives in Hyannisport, Massachusetts to work as a maid for one of the wealthiest families in America. Alicia is dazzled by the large and charismatic family, and in particular by the oldest son, a rising politician named Jack.

Alicia and Jack are soon engaged, but his domineering father forbids the marriage. And so, Alicia trades Hyannisport for Hollywood, and eventually Rome. On the eve of Jack's inauguration as the 35th President of the United States, the two must confront what they mean to each other.

The Bookshop of Yesterdays AMY MEYERSON
The Bookshop of Yesterdays
Tuesday, June 26 at 7 PM

Amy Meyerson will read from her poignant debut novel, in which a woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery.

Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric uncle Billy's bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda's 12th birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda's life. She doesn't hear about him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy - and one final scavenger hunt.

"Terrifically fun... Part riddle, part mystery, part family drama, part a bookstore lover's dream, and then more." --Aimee Bender, New York Times bestselling author

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