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An Afternoon with Maureen Joyce Connolly!

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Submitted by kmorrison37 on Sat, 03/02/2019 - 11:35am

Please join us for a special treat on Independent Bookstore Day as we welcome Bucks County's own, Maureen Joyce Connolly to the Newtown Bookshop on April 27th at 1:00pm!  Maureen will be celebrating her newly published suspense novel, "Little Lovely Things" by speaking about her book, meeting guests and signing books!   

All are invited to this FREE event! 

Preorder Your Book Below!

ABOUT THE BOOK

What would you do in the face of enormous loss?

It's 1993, the first Saturday in September—impossibly hot—and Claire Rawlings is driving her two girls to the daycare at the University of Chicago Hospital where as a resident, she is scheduled for rounds. Ignoring the troublesome signs of a sudden allergic reaction, Claire exits off the freeway to safety, only to pass out cold. When she wakes up, her daughters are gone.

Vanished.

LITTLE LOVELY THINGS is a haunting and prismatic exploration of how tragedy can transform lives. With lyrical prose and page-turning momentum, the story unfolds through the viewpoint of four characters: Claire, the devastated yet strong-willed mother; Moira, the transient who finds herself thrust into instant motherhood; soulful Jay, whose grisly discovery brings him to the center of the tragedy; and Andrea, the scrappy and wildly talented tomboy.

Traversing the landscape of loss, LITTLE LOVELY THINGS ties together the threads of lives shattered, hope lost, and—finally—joy restored.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maureen is a former owner of a consulting firm that helped specialty drug companies to develop medications for ultra-rare diseases. Maureen received her Bachelor’s degree in physiology from Michigan State University and her Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. Her background in science and love of the natural world informs and inspires her writing. LITTLE LOVELY THINGS is her debut as a novelist. She is also an award-winning poet, published in diverse outlets such as Emory University’s Lullwater Review and Yankee Magazine.

Maureen is a foodie and appreciates interesting recipes. She also enjoys painting (especially flowers and sycamore trees), competing in races with her dragon boat team (Go Fierce)!, and reading (of course). She relishes spending time with her three children, her husband and her pets; a ridiculous terrier named Huckleberry, and a plump orange cat, Pumpkin.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Little Lovely Things Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492672494
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - April 2nd, 2019

"A shattering adventure." -- Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean

If only things had been different