VIRTUAL: Nancy Thayer (Family Reunion) Author Talk and Q&A

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Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present an author talk and Q&A with Nancy Thayer for the release of the new book, Family Reunion. Thayer will be in conversation with Nancy Burns-Fusaro, Arts Editor for The Westerly Sun
 This event is free, but registration is required. Registration details are at the bottom of this page.

About the Book

A longtime Nantucket resident is trying to make the best of a lonely summer. Her spirited granddaughter is learning what she wants out of life. Unforgettable surprises await them both in this magical, multigenerational novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer.

“Readers come to Nancy Thayer novels for the idyllic Nantucket beaches and lifestyle, but they stay for the characters.”—New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe


Eleanor Sunderland loves living on Nantucket, in a gorgeous cliffside home that has been in her family for decades. Yet this year she can’t help but feel a bit isolated, even as the island begins to come alive with summer tourists and travelers. Her best friend has skipped town on a last-minute cruise, leaving Eleanor feeling lonely and nostalgic about her family’s weekend trips to the island, made less frequently in the years since her husband’s passing. Now, her money-driven children contact her mostly to complain and to beg her to sell her beloved home for a steep payout. Hoping to kick the season off on a good note, Eleanor decides her seventieth birthday may be the perfect occasion for a much-needed reunion.

Fresh off the heels of her college graduation, Eleanor’s dear granddaughter, Ari, has just ended an engagement that felt less like true love and more like a chore. She longs for a change of scenery and to venture far from her parents’ snobbish expectations. Taking advantage of her newfound freedom, she heads to Nantucket to clear her head before graduate school, moving in with her grandmother and taking a job at the local beach camp. As she watches Eleanor begin to form a bond with an old acquaintance, Ari herself becomes completely smitten with a friend’s charming older brother. But just as grandmother and granddaughter fall into a carefree routine, a few shocking discoveries throw them off course, and their ideas of the future seem suddenly uncertain.

Eleanor and Ari make exciting connections, old and new, over the course of an unpredictable, life-changing few months, and learn to lean on each other through every new challenge they face in life and love, in this tale filled with Nancy Thayer’s signature Nantucket magic.

About Nancy Thayer

Nancy Thayer is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including Girls of Summer, Let It Snow, Surfside Sisters, A Nantucket Wedding, Secrets in Summer, The Island House, The Guest Cottage, An Island Christmas, Nantucket Sisters, and Island Girls. Born in Kansas, Thayer has been a resident of Nantucket for thirty-five years, where she currently lives with her husband, Charley, and a precocious rescue cat named Callie.

About Nancy Burns-Fusaro

Nancy Burns-Fusaro is the arts and culture writer for the Westerly Sun newspaper and a faculty member at the University of Rhode Island’s Harrington School of Communication and Media. A Boston native, Nancy spent her childhood summers on Nantucket Island and eventually moved there to live year round. While living on Nantucket she worked as a reporter for the Inquirer & Mirror newspaper, and for the local cable television station. She met many wonderful people while living on Nantucket, including author Nancy Thayer.

 
Event date: 
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Family Reunion: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524798789
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - May 4th, 2021

A longtime Nantucket resident is trying to make the best of a lonely summer. Her spirited granddaughter is learning what she wants out of life. Unforgettable surprises await them both in this magical, multigenerational novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer.