Please join us for an author luncheon with Ann Hood to celebrate her sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras in The Obituary Writer: A Novel.
On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, a young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless but secure marriage or to follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between these women will change Claire’s life in an extraordinary way. Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.
Ann Hood is the best-selling author of The Red Thread and The Knitting Circle. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
The price of the luncheon includes a signed hard cover copy of The Obituary Writer and a catered lunch including your choice of wine or sparkling water as well as readings and discussion time with Ann Hood.