VIRTUAL: Miranda Cowley Heller (The Paper Palace) Author Talk and Q&A

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Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present an author talk and Q&A with Miranda Cowley Heller for the release of the new book The Paper Palace. 
 This event is free, but registration is required. Registration details are at the bottom of this page.

About the Book

“This house, this place, knows all my secrets.”

A story of summer, secrets, love, and lies: in the course of a singular day on Cape Cod, one woman must make a life-changing decision that has been brewing for decades.


It is a perfect July morning, and Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, awakens at “The Paper Palace”—the family summer place which she has visited every summer of her life. But this morning is different: last night Elle and her oldest friend Jonas crept out the back door into the darkness and had sex with each other for the first time, all while their spouses chatted away inside. Now, over the next twenty-four hours, Elle will have to decide between the life she has made with her genuinely beloved husband, Peter, and the life she always imagined she would have had with her childhood love, Jonas, if a tragic event hadn’t forever changed the course of their lives. As Heller colors in the experiences that have led Elle to this day, we arrive at her ultimate decision with all its complexity. Tender yet devastating, The Paper Palace considers the tensions between desire and dignity, the legacies of abuse, and the crimes and misdemeanors of families.

About Miranda Cowley Heller

Miranda Cowley Heller has worked as senior vice president and head of drama series at HBO, developing and overseeing such shows as The SopranosSix Feet UnderThe WireDeadwood, and Big Love, among others. This is her first novel. She grew up spending summers on Cape Cod, and now lives in California.

 
Event date: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 6:30pm
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780593329825
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - July 6th, 2021

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“Filled with secrets, love, lies and a summer beach house. What more could you ask?”—Parade