Laura Lippman in conversation with Jillian Puzzo


 

Join us for a conversation with bestselling novelist Laura Lippman and local blogger Jillian Puzzo.

Laura Lippman is a New York Times bestselling novelist who has won more than twenty awards for her fiction, including the Edgar Award—and been nominated for thirty more. Since her debut in 1997, she has published twenty-one novels, a novella, a children’s book, and a collection of short stories. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages. LitHub named her one of the “essential” female crime writers of the last hundred years. She also has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Vulture, Real Simple, and T magazine. The film of her novel Every Secret Thing was produced by Frances McDormand and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, starring Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, and Dakota Fanning. Laura lives in Baltimore with her husband, David Simon, and their daughter.

Jillian Puzzo of BookBarCT is a wife and mom of two. When she's not reading she enjoys cooking for her family, practicing yoga, spinning, and vintage decor. In 2017, Jillian founded her blog BookBarCT.com where she serves up bookish conversations, reviews, and recommendations on her site and social media accounts (@bookbarct.)  She hosts four monthly book groups and takes great joy in providing her members with exciting programming and discussions, exclusive author interviews, and literary cocktail pairings.  Jillian is on the Tall Poppy Blogger team and is a Bookshark with Booksparks. She has moderated several author conversations including those with BA Shapiro, Susie Orman Schnall, Susan Conley, Zeyn Joukhadar, Laurie Frankel, Abby Fabiaschi and this fall, Lisa See. She is passionate about sharing her love of reading with everyone she meets!

About Lady in the Lake:

The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman.

In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know—everyone, that is, except Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she’s bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life.

Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl—assistance that leads to a job at the city’s afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake.

Cleo Sherwood was a young African-American woman who liked to have a good time. No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie—and the dead woman herself. Maddie’s going to find the truth about Cleo’s life and death. Cleo’s ghost, privy to Maddie’s poking and prying, wants to be left alone.

Maddie’s investigation brings her into contact with people that used to be on the periphery of her life—a jewelery store clerk, a waitress, a rising star on the Baltimore Orioles, a patrol cop, a hardened female reporter, a lonely man in a movie theater. But for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her. Her inability to look beyond her own needs will lead to tragedy and turmoil for all sorts of people—including the man who shares her bed, a black police officer who cares for Maddie more than she knows.

Tickets are $26.99 and include a copy of the book, Lady in the Lake.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
That Book Store LLC
446 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
$26.99
SKU: LippmanEvent

Lady in the Lake: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062390011
Availability: Not in Store- Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - July 23rd, 2019

Event FAQs

How do I attend?

Most in-store events are free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase a copy of the author’s new book from That Book Store. Luncheons and other ticketed events in-store require pre-registration and ticket purchase.

Off-site events require a ticket, which usually include the new book. The cost is dependent on the cost of the book.

Can I get my book from home signed?

A purchase from That Book Store is required to join the signing line; additional books from home of older titles can be signed at the discretion of the author.

Can I get a photo with the author?

Those guidelines are determined by the author and the publisher, so check each event for specifics.

Where should I park?

Our parking lot is located behind our store. Overflow parking for on-site events is available across the street at 449 Silas Deane Hwy. Please do not park at Beaver Brook Animal Hospital.