Book Talk & Author Signing: Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg - Eden - Thursday, June 29 at 4pm

Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg author of "Eden" at Titcomb's Bookshop June 29, 2017

We're excited to welcome author Jeanne Blasberg to the shop on Thursday, June 29th at 4pm to talk about and sign copies of her new novel, Eden.

About the book:  Becca Meister Fitzpatrick, wife, mother, grandmother, and pillar of the community, is the dutiful steward of her family’s iconic summer tradition until she discovers her recently deceased husband squandered their nest egg. While coming to terms with what is likely to be her last season in Long Harbor, she decides to introduce the child she gave up for adoption fifty years prior to the family. Inspired by her granddaughter’s acceptance in the face of impending single-motherhood, Becca summons the courage to reveal the secret she’d been forced to bury. The question is how her daughter, Rachel, will react. They’d always had a strained relationship, made rockier when Rachel came home from college with an unplanned pregnancy of her own.

Eden is the account of the days leading up to the Fourth of July weekend, as Becca prepares to disclose her secret, and her son and brothers conspire to put the estate on the market, interwoven with the century old history of Becca’s family, of her parents’ beginnings and ascent into affluence, and of her mother’s own secret struggles in the grand home her father named “Eden”.

About the author: Jeanne Blasberg is a voracious observer of human nature and has kept a journal since childhood. After graduating from Smith College, she surprised everyone who knew her by embarking on a career in finance, making stops on Wall Street, Macy’s and Harvard Business School, where she wrote case studies and business articles.

A firm believer that you are never too old to change course, Jeanne enrolled at Grub Street, one of the country’s pre-eminent creative writing centers, where she turned her attention to memoir and later fiction. Eden is her debut novel. Jeanne and her husband split their time between Boston and Westerly, RI. When not writing, she can be found playing squash, skiing, or taking in the sunset over Little Narragansett Bay.

Event date: 

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Event address: 

Titcomb's Bookshop
432 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
Eden Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631521881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - May 2nd, 2017