An Evening with Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan!

An Evening with Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan!

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Cape Henlopen High School

1250 Kings Highway

Lewes, DE 19958

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An Evening with Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan

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Browseabout Books and the Lewes Public Library are thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan to speak about their new novel, Mad Honey!

Mad Honey is a soul-stirring novel about what we choose to keep from our past, and what we choose to leave behind, from the bestselling author of Wish You Were Here and the bestselling author of She‘s Not There.

Jodi and Jenny will speak about their book, followed by a Q&A session.

Your $30 ticket includes a copy of Mad Honey, signed by both authors. Additional signed copies of Mad Honey may be purchased as an add-on to your ticket or at the event. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Lewes Public Library. Tickets are non-refundable; if you are unable to attend the event, you will still receive your signed copy.

Questions from the audience will be gathered prior to the event. You will be prompted at the Eventbrite checkout to ask a question of either of the authors, if you wish.

Doors open at 5:00 pm; seats are on a first-come basis.

About Mad Honey:

Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life—living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising a beautiful son, Asher—was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in, and taking over her father's beekeeping business.

Lily Campanello is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start.

And for just a short while, these new beginnings are exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can’t help but fall for him, too. With Ash, she feels happy for the first time. Yet at times, she wonders if she can trust him completely . . .

Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But she would be lying if she didn’t acknowledge the flashes of his father’s temper in him, and as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he’s hidden more than he’s shared with her.

Mad Honey is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.

About Jodi Picoult:

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight novels, and, with daughter Samantha van Leer, two young adult novels.

Picoult is the recipient of many awards, including the New England Bookseller Award for Fiction, the Alex Awards from the YALSA, a lifetime achievement award for mainstream fiction from the Romance Writers of America, the NH Literary Award for Outstanding Literary Merit and the Sarah Josepha Hale Award. She holds honorary doctor of letters degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of New Haven. She is also a member of the advisory board for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband. They have three children.

About Jennifer Finney Boylan:

Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of eighteen books, is the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University.

She serves on the Board of Trustees of PEN America, the nonprofit advocating for authors, readers, and freedom of expression. From 2011 to 2018 she served on the Board of Directors of GLAAD; she was co-chair of GLAAD’s board of directors from 2013-17. She also is a member of the faculty of the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference of Middlebury College, and the Sirenland Writers’ Conference in Positano, Italy.

For many years she was a Contributing Opinion Writer for the opinion page of the New York Times; she has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.

Her 2003 memoir, She’s Not There: a Life in Two Genders was the first bestselling work by a transgender American. A novelist, memoirist, and short story writer, she is also a nationally known advocate for human rights.

She lives in New York City, and in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, with her wife, Deedie. They have a son, Sean, and a daughter, Zai.

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