Join Bank Square Books for an open house book launch with Mystic author Susan Kietzman, in celebration of her most recent book It Started In June. Susan is also the author of Every Other Wednesday, The Summer Cottage, A Changing Marriage, and The Good Life. This event is is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase.
About the Book
Susan Kietzman's engrossing and thought-provoking novel explores the choices and revelations that come with life's most unexpected events.
Grace Trumbull's after work drink with Bradley Hanover, a handsome younger colleague, on a warm summer night turns into an impulsive, intimate encounter. After a few weeks of exhilarating secret dates, Grace--forty-two and divorced--realizes she's pregnant.
For Grace, whose estranged mother refers to her own teenage pregnancy as her biggest mistake, the prospect of parenthood is daunting. She's just been made vice president of a media relations company and is childfree by choice. Still, something deeper than her fear makes her want to keep the baby. She knows she can be a better, more capable parent than her mother was to her.
As months pass and seasons change, Grace questions her decision to include Bradley in her plans. But they continue to navigate their complicated relationship, each struggling with what it means to make a commitment to someone. Most importantly, Grace begins trusting her instincts--maternal and otherwise--finding courage that will guide her through an uncertain future ripe with new possibilities . . .
About the Author
Susan Kietzman grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut. She went to Connecticut College, where her mother, aunt, and grandmother went before her. After graduation, she worked in Manhattan just long enough to realize that she felt more at home in the country than in the city. This conviction did not prevent her from going to journalism school at Boston University. Kietzman next moved to Mystic, CT, where she worked at a weekly and then a daily newspaper. Along the way, she met and married Ted and had three sons. The family spent time in Aurora, Ontario, and then moved Midland, Michigan, where Kietzman wrote fiction in the early morning, taught English composition at a community college, and worked for various public relations firms, creating content for corporate clients. When the family moved back to Connecticut, she continued teaching community college students and started writing grants for Mystic Seaport. She has since left the classroom and the Museum and is writing fiction full time. She spends her free time enjoying the outdoors – walking, hiking, biking – and reading good writing.
Susan Kietzman’s engrossing and thought-provoking novel explores the choices and revelations that come with life’s most unexpected events.