• Mad Honey: A Novel

    by Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan
    Price $29.99
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    Mad Honey: A Novel

Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan at Memorial Church


Mad Honey: A Novel

in conversation with TIM EHRENBERG


October 17, 2022
7:00 PM ET
(Doors at 6:30pm)


Memorial Church
1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge MA 02138


$32.00 (book included)

Harvard Book Store welcomes beloved, bestselling authors JODI PICOULT and JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN for a discussion of their co-authored novel, Mad Honey. They will be joined in conversation by TIM EHRENBERG, marketing director for Nantucket Book Partners.

A Return to In-Person Events

Harvard Book Store is excited to be back to in-person programming. To ensure the safety and comfort of everyone in attendance, the following Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place at all of our Memorial Church events until further notice:

  • Face coverings are required of all staff and attendees when inside the venue. Masks must snugly cover nose and mouth. At venues where refreshments are served, attendees may briefly unmask when actively eating or drinking.
  • Attendance is capped slightly so as to allow for some social distancing in the venue.

For the time being, we will not be holding author signings at these events, in order to limit close contact. When possible, we will have pre-signed books available for purchase on-site.


Each ticket includes one hardcover copy of Mad Honey: A Novel.

About Mad Honey

Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life—living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising their beautiful son, Asher—was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined that she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in and taking over her father’s beekeeping business.

Lily Campanello is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start.

And for just a short while, these new beginnings are exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can’t help but fall for him, too. With Ash, she feels happy for the first time. Yet at times, she wonders if she can trust him completely . . .

Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But she would be lying if she didn’t acknowledge the flashes of his father’s temper in Ash, and as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he’s hidden more than he’s shared with her.

Mad Honey is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.

Jennifer Finney Boylan
Jennifer Finney Boylan

Jennifer Finney Boylan

Jennifer Finney Boylan is the bestselling author of more than a dozen books. She is the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer-in-Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University and a 2022–2023 Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. A nationally known advocate for human rights, she is a trustee of PEN America. For many years she was the national co-chair of GLAAD as well as a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She lives in New York City and Belgrade Lakes, Maine, with her wife, Deedie.

Photo Credit: Tim Llewellyn

Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight novels, including Wish You Were Here, Small Great Things, Leaving Time, and My Sister’s Keeper, and, with daughter Samantha van Leer, two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband.

Photo Credit: Tim Llewellyn

Tim Ehrenberg
Tim Ehrenberg

Tim Ehrenberg

Tim Ehrenberg is the marketing director for Nantucket Book Partners, Nantucket's two bookstores Mitchell's Book Corner and Nantucket Bookworks, Vice President of the Nantucket Book Foundation, and the creator of Tim Talks Books. Follow him on Instagram @timtalksbooks for daily book recommendations and author talks. Tim is originally from Wisconsin, but has lived on Nantucket Island with his husband since 2013. In another life and before he washed ashore, Tim was a song and dance man traveling the world, most notably on a USO tour to Baghdad, Iraq in 2010. He now enjoys being surrounded by readers and writers everyday.

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