Otis Library in Norwich and Bank Square Books present a Delicious Discussions virtual author “luncheon” with Marie Bostwick in celebration of her novel The Restoration of Celia Fairchild. Tickets for this event are $30 and include access to a virtual author talk, a paperback copy of The Restoration of Celia Fairchild, and a $15 gift certificate to La Stella in Norwich, CT to be used at your convenience for a delicious, local, lunch.
Should you wish to attend the author talk, but are not local, you can purchase an $18 “book-only” ticket to attend.
The Delicious Discussions Virtual Author Event Series is a partnership between Otis Library and Bank Square Books and is generously sponsored by Guinan and Houle, LLP.
About the Book
Evvie Drake Starts Over meets The Friday Night Knitting Club in this wise and witty novel about a fired advice columnist who discovers lost and found family members in Charleston, by the New York Times bestselling author of The Second Sister.
Celia Fairchild, known as advice columnist ‘Dear Calpurnia’, has insight into everybody’s problems – except her own. Still bruised by the end of a marriage she thought was her last chance to create a family, Celia receives an unexpected answer to a “Dear Birthmother” letter. Celia throws herself into proving she’s a perfect adoptive mother material – with a stable home and income – only to lose her job. Her one option: sell the Charleston house left to her by her recently departed, estranged Aunt Calpurnia.
Arriving in Charleston, Celia learns that Calpurnia had become a hoarder, the house is a wreck, and selling it will require a drastic, rapid makeover. The task of renovation seems overwhelming and risky. But with the help of new neighbors, old friends, and an unlikely sisterhood of strong, creative women who need her as much as she needs them, Celia knits together the truth about her estranged family — and about herself.
The Restoration of Celia Fairchild is an unforgettable novel of secrets revealed, laughter released, creativity rediscovered, and waves of wisdom by a writer Robyn Carr calls "my go-to author for feel-good novels.”
About Marie Bostwick
Marie Bostwick is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen uplifting works of historical and contemporary fiction, her books are beloved by readers across the globe.
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