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Pop-Up Book Group with Victoria Redel: BEFORE EVERYTHING

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Private Home, Manhattan (address will be sent to registrants one week before the book group)

New York, NY

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Please join us for a Pop-Up Book Group with novelist and poet Victoria Redell, to discuss her most recent novel, BEFORE EVERYTHING.


BOOKTHEWRITER'S Pop-Up Book Groups are limited to 20 participants and take place in private homes in Manhattan. Address will be given to registrants about one week before the book group takes place. Please purchase and read the book and come with questions for the author. Bring your copy to be signed!

Want to bring one of our authors to your own book group, or to an on-site group at your place of business or social club? Contact info@bookthewriter.com


A group of lifetime friends gather together to confront life, love, and now mortality

“Everything you want a novel about life, death, and friendship to be—smart, moving, sweeping, poetic, stinging, just beautiful. I loved these women (and their men) and this elegy to their long-reaching bonds.”—Dani Shapiro, author of Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage

BEFORE EVERYTHING is a celebration of friendship and love between a group of women who have known each another since they were girls. They’ve faced everything together, from youthful sprees and scrapes to mid-life turning points. Now, as Anna, the group’s trailblazer and brightest spark, enters hospice, they gather to do what they’ve always done—talk and laugh and help each other make choices and plans, this time in Anna’s rural Massachusetts home. Helen, Anna’s best friend and a celebrated painter, is about to remarry. The others face their own challenges—Caroline with her sister’s mental health crisis; Molly with a teenage daughter’s rebellion; Ming with her law practice—dilemmas with kids and work and love.

BEFORE EVERYTHING is as funny as it is bittersweet, as the friends revel in the hilarious mistakes they’ve seen one another through, the secrets kept, and adventures shared. But now all sense of time has shifted, and the pattern of their lives together takes on new meaning. The novel offers a brilliant, emotionally charged portrait, deftly conveying the sweep of time over everyday lives, and showing how even in difficult endings, gifts can unfold. Above all it is an ode to friendship, and to how one person shapes the journeys of those around her.

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