Join us for our Beach Reads Author Series as we welcome author Nancy Crochiere on Thursday August 10th at 6:30pm at Titcomb's Bookshop to talk about her new book Graceland (on sale May 30th).
Crochiere will be signing books after the conversation. If you are unable to join us in person, you can order a book to be signed by the author by ordering below and writing "signed copy" in the order comments or by calling us at the shop at 508-888-2331.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Graceland is a sparkling, warm-hearted, witty debut. I so enjoyed joining these three generations of women on their action-packed road trip to Memphis!” —Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"I can't help falling in love with this hair-raising road trip to Graceland! I was hooked on page one of this big-hearted laugh-out-loud debut. Secrets, unexpected turns, and a mother-daughter-grandmother trio show that sometimes the right way can't be found on any map." -- Rachel Barenbaum, author of Atomic Anna
ONE OF BOOKBUB'S BEST BOOKS OF SPRING!
People-pleasing Hope Robinson can’t seem to please anyone lately--not her slogan-spewing boss, not her pink-haired teenage daughter, and especially not her mother, the flamboyant soap-star, Olivia Grant. Olivia loves Elvis more than Jesus, and now that she’s on oxygen, she insists Hope take her on a final trip to Graceland. Unfortunately, that’s the one place Hope can’t go. Eighteen years earlier, pregnant and distraught, Hope fled Tennessee with a secret agreement: to never reveal her baby’s father and never return to Memphis.
Olivia, though, has never learned the word no. After she wrangles Hope’s impulsive daughter, Dylan, to drive her from Boston to Memphis with the promise of meeting her mystery father, Hope has no choice but to chase after them. She must stop them before they ambush Dylan’s father, exposing Hope’s lies, breaking the NDA, and igniting a political and media firestorm.
Along the road to Memphis, as the women encounter former soap actors, free-range ferrets, and a trio of Elvis-impersonating frat boys, everyone’s long-held secrets begin to unravel. In order to become the family they long to be, Hope, Olivia, and Dylan must face hard truths about themselves and one another on the bumpy road to acceptance, forgiveness, and ultimately, grace.
"Irresistible, addictive, and utterly entertaining, Graceland is bound to win readers' hearts... This story of family secrets, broken promises, and the healing power of love will stay with you long after the final page is turned." —Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author
"Nancy Crochiere writes with such warmth and wit that I felt I was there alongside the women, cheering them on at every step of their crazy journey." — Sarah Haywood, New York Times bestselling author of The Cactus
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nancy Crochiere chronicled the ups and downs of family life—including her obsession with George Clooney—in her humorous newspaper column, “The Mother Load.” Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe and Writer’s Digest, and on WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog. In her free time, she acts as an extra in feature films and TV shows.