The Newtown Bookshop is thrilled to host #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lisa Wingate at Zlock Performing Arts Center at the Bucks County Community College on Monday, April 6th at 7:00pm ! Lisa Wingate will be featuring her new novel, "The Book of Lost Friends". After speaking and answering questions, Lisa will be signing books. This is a ticketed event.
This event is now Postponed! We are trying to set another date and will email all ticket holders once it is set!
$32 Ticket includes admission for one to this evening and one hardcover copy of the novel "THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS".
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Lisa Wingate’s distinctive voice and characters are known for bringing readers together over forgotten tales and untold stories, as they did in her #1 New York Times bestseller Before We Were Yours. Inspired by historical events, her new novel THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS (Ballantine Hardcover/On Sale: April 7, 2020) brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, as freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones.
Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now-destitute plantation; Juneau Jane, her illegitimate free-born Creole half-sister; and Hannie, Lavinia's former slave. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and eight siblings before slavery's end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the seemingly limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope.
Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt--until she lands in Augustine, Louisiana. The tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town seems suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can hardly comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Wingate is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Before We Were Yours. She is the author of over thirty novels and a nonfiction book, Before and After, coauthored with Judy Christie. Her award-winning works have been selected for state and community One Book reads throughout the country, have been published in over forty languages, and have appeared on bestseller lists worldwide. She lives with her husband in North Texas.
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From Lower Bucks:
Route 413 North through Langhorne Boro to the Newtown/Route 413 Bypass (traffic light after George School). Left onto Bypass and follow signs to College (approximately 3 miles on left).
From I-95: (I-295 East from Philadelphia/ I-295 West from New Jersey)
Take Exit 8 on I-295 - Newtown - Route 332. Proceed West towards Newtown and follow this road straight to the College entrance, approximately 5 miles on left. From the Pennsylvania Turnpike: PA Turnpike to Exit 28- Philadelphia. Proceed to Route 1 North to Route 413 North and follow directions from Lower Bucks.
From Upper Bucks (Doylestown and Quakertown):
Route 313 South to Route 263 North (Buckingham). Follow Route 263 North for 2.5 miles (Buckingham) to Route 413 South. Turn right and proceed for approximately 9 miles. At a "T" Intersection of Durham Road (Route 532), turn right and proceed to the next traffic light. Right onto Swamp Road. The College is 1/2 mile on the left.
From Upper Bucks (Riegelsville, Bethlehem, Easton):
Take Route 611 South (towards Doylestown) to Route 413 South. At a "T" Intersection of Durham Road (Route 532), turn right and proceed to the next traffic light. Right onto Swamp Road. The College is 1/2 mile on the left.
From Warminster, Warrington Area:
East on Street Road (Route 132) to Second Street Pike (Route 232). Left and go North on Second Street Pike to Route 332 East (Richboro/Newtown Road.) Turn right and proceed approximately 3 1/2 miles to Newtown/Route 413 Bypass. Left onto Bypass and at the next light continue straight ahead to Swamp Road. The College is approximately 1/2 mile on the left.
The Newtown Bookshop is thrilled to host #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lisa Wingate at the Zlock Performing Arts Center at the Bucks County Community College on Monday, April 6th at 7:00pm! Lisa Wingate will be featuring her new novel "The Book of Lost Friends". After speaking she will be signing books. This is a ticketed event.
$32 Ticket includes admission for one to this evening and one hardcover copy of the book "THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS".
ALL SALES ARE FINAL