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Brielle

Meet Laurie Frankel, Author of Family Family

Enjoy an evening out with your book-loving-friends. Meet NYTimes Best Selling Author, Laurie Frankel in conversation with Lauren Grodstein, author of We Must Not Think of Ourselves. This is going to be a popular event, secure your tickets.

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Meet Laurie Frankel, Author of Family Family
Meet Laurie Frankel, Author of Family Family

Time & Location

Jan 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Brielle, 610 South St, Brielle, NJ 08730, USA

About the Event

Join us for a book discussion and signing with Laurie Frankel, author of This is How It Always Is, One Two Three and her newest book, Family Family. Purchase of a ticket includes a copy of the book. Event hosted by BookTowne and Library.

ABOUT THE BOOK

​“Not all stories of adoption are stories of pain and regret. Not even most of them. Why don’t we ever get that movie?”

India Allwood grew up wanting to be an actor. Armed with a stack of index cards (for research/line memorization/make-shift confetti), she goes from awkward sixteen-year-old to Broadway ingenue to TV superhero.

Her new movie is a prestige picture about adoption, but its spin is the same old tired story of tragedy. India is an adoptive mom in real life though. She wants everyone to know there’s more to her family than pain and regret. So she does something you should never do — she tells a journalist the truth: it’s a bad movie. Soon she’s at the center of a media storm, battling accusations from the press and the paparazzi, from protesters on the right and advocates on the left. Her twin ten-year-olds know they need help – and who better to call than family? But that’s where it gets really messy because India’s not just an adoptive mother… The one thing she knows for sure is what makes a family isn’t blood. And it isn’t love. No matter how they’re formed, the truth about family is this: it's complicated.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laurie Frankel is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of novels such as The Atlas of Love, Goodbye for Now, and the Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick This Is How It Always Is. Frankel lives in Seattle with her husband, daughter, and border collie. She makes good soup.

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