in conversation with MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN
Tickets on sale now (book included)
This event includes a book signing
June 14, 2019
7:00 PM ET
(Doors at 6:30)
First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
$29.75 (book included)
Harvard Book Store welcomes #1 New York Times bestselling author JENNIFER WEINER for a discussion of her latest novel, Mrs. Everything. She will be joined in conversation by author, advice columnist, and entertainment reporter for the Boston Globe, MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN.
About Mrs. Everything
Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise.
Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect “Dick and Jane” house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life.
But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women’s lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of, nor has a life that feels authentic or brings her joy. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after?
In her most ambitious novel yet, Jennifer Weiner tells a story of two sisters who, with their different dreams and different paths, offer answers to the question: How should a woman be in the world?
Praise for Mrs. Everything
"Readers will flock to this ambitious, nearly flawless novel." —Booklist, starred review
"Mrs. Everything is like "Beaches" but with mothers and daughters and sisters. I may never recover." —Jill Grunenwald, author of Running With a Police Escort and Reading Behind Bars
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Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.
Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes
As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.
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