VIRTUAL EVENT: Jennifer Dupee Discusses 'The Little French Bridal Shop"
Friday, March 197:00—8:00 PMVirtual Event via ZoomWilmington Memorial Library175 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, MA, 01887
Author Jennifer Dupee will discuss her latest book, The Little French Bridal Shop, in conversation with author Maya Lang, in this Zoom webinar.
About The Author: Jennifer Dupee is the eldest of a set of fraternal triplets, and she grew up seeking any quiet corner of the house so that she could read, write, and work on puzzles. Her life-long passion for old houses inspired Elmhurst, the grand home featured in her debut novel, THE LITTLE FRENCH BRIDAL SHOP, which St. Martin’s Press will publish in March 2021. She’s a keen observer of human life and writes in an imagistic and prosaic style infused with an impish sense of humor and tender moments. Her goal with her writing is to make you laugh, cry, and think a little more deeply about the world and the people around you. Jennifer is a graduate of Brown University, where she received her honors in Creative Writing. She is an active member of the Grub Street writing community in Boston and has published in The Feminist Press. She was a semi-finalist for the 2016 James Jones First Novel Competition and a semi-finalist for the 2016 Faulkner-Wisdom competition. Jennifer lives in a historic house just outside of Boston with her family and is currently at work on her next two novels. Learn more about Jennifer HERE.
About The Book: Is a lie of omission still a lie? Larisa Pearl didn't think so and it got her into a heap of trouble. When Larisa Pearl returns to her small seaside hometown in Massachusetts to manage her beloved great aunt's estate, she's a bit of an emotional mess. She's just lost her job and her boyfriend and she's struggling to cope with her mother's failing health. When she passes by the window of The Little French Bridal Shop, a beautiful ivory satin wedding gown catches her eye... Now, to the delight of everyone in town, Larisa is planning her wedding. She has her dress, made floral arrangements, and set the date. The only thing missing is the groom. How did this happen? All she did was try on a dress and let her fantasy take flight. But word about her upcoming nuptials has reached the ears of Jack Merrill. As teenagers, they spent time together on her great aunt's estate, building a friendship that could have become something more had they chosen different paths. Lost in a web of her own lies, Larisa must first face some difficult truths, including her mother's fragile future, before she can embrace her family, straighten out her life, and open her heart to finding love.
About The Moderator: Maya Shanbhag Lang is the author of What We Carry, named a New York Times Editors' Choice, an Amazon Best Memoir of 2020, and a Must-Read Memoir by Bustle, BookRiot, "Good Morning America," Parade, Times of India, and others. She is also the author of The Sixteenth of June, long listed for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and a Finalist for the Audie Awards for Best Audio Book of the Year. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Goop, In Style, and others. Winner of the Neil Shepard Prize in fiction, she holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature.
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