There’s nothing like your childhood library, is there? When I was thirteen or so, I had squash lessons on Monday afternoons. Instead of heading straight home after, I would go to the Yorkville Branch of the New York Public Library and wait for my mother to meet me there on her way home from work. I can still remember the particular smell of the library, the way the light would change as afternoon slipped into evening, the books I found there (including Elizabeth Chadwick’s medievals).
So, as you can imagine, I was particularly thrilled when they invited me to come speak about The English Wife!
Come join me tonight at 5:30 at the Yorkville Branch of the NYPL on 79th between 2nd and 3rd.
I promise not to bring my squash racket or my history homework– but I will be talking about The English Wife, Gilded Age New York, and whatever else you’d like me to talk about.
There will not be books for sale at the event, but I am very happy to sign anything you bring with you. If you’d like to pick up a copy on your way, both the Barnes & Noble on 86th Street and Shakespeare & Co on Lexington Avenue have the book in stock (although I hear Shakespeare & Co is already down to their last copy!).
I’ll also have sparkly Summer Country bookmarks for you to take home with you.
See you tonight at 5:30!
Wednesday, February 27th, 5:30 pm
Talk & Signing
222 East 79th Street, New York, NY