Come to the bookshop on Tuesday evening, June 25th from 6:30 to 7:30pm to meet author Lisa Duffy and hear all about her new novel, This is Home. Lisa is also the author of The Salt House, which was Titcomb's Bookshop's Book Club pick in 2017, named by Real Simple as a Best Book of the Month upon its June release, as well as Bustle’s 17 Best Debut Novels by Women in 2017, a She Reads Book Club selection and Refinery 29’s Best Beach Reads of 2017.
Lisa received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts. Her short fiction was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her writing can be found in numerous publications, including Writer’s Digest. She is the founding editor of ROAR, a literary journal supporting women in the arts. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and three children.
About This is Home:
Finding your place takes courage. Sixteen-year-old Libby Winters lives in Paradise, a seaside town north of Boston that rarely lives up to its name. She and her father Bent, a former soldier turned policeman, share the middle apartment in a triple decker home while Bent’s two sisters occupy the top floor, caring for Libby when her father works nights. Shuffling back and forth between apartments—and the wildly different natures of her family—has Libby wishing for nothing more than a home of her very own.
Quinn Ellis is at a crossroads. When her husband John, who served a tour in Iraq with Bent, goes missing back at home, suffering from PTSD he refuses to address, Quinn finds herself living in the first-floor apartment of the Winters house.
For Libby, the new tenant downstairs is an unwelcome guest, another body filling up her already crowded house. But soon enough, an unlikely friendship begins to blossom, when Libby and Quinn stretch and redefine their definition of family and home.