E. Lockhart: Family of Liars

Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Titcomb's Bookshop and the Sandwich Public Library are honored to present author E. Lockhart to talk about her latest young adult novel, Family of Liars, at the Sandwich Public Library on Thursday, July 14th, at 6:00 PM. Lockhart will sign copies of the book after her presentation. Copies will be for sale at the event. Attendees may also preorder the book.


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The thrilling prequel to the TikTok phenomenon and New York Times bestseller We Were Liars takes readers back to the story of another summer, another generation, and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come.
A windswept private island off the coast of Massachusetts. 
A hungry ocean, churning with secrets and sorrow.
A fiery, addicted heiress. An irresistible, unpredictable boy. 
A summer of unforgivable betrayal and terrible mistakes.
Welcome back to the Sinclair family. 
They were always liars.

"Poetic and thoughtful.... I anticipated that at some point a shocking twist would come. And, wow, does it ever." -- The New York Times

"Besides superb character development, there is a dark, supernatural angle that makes this an interesting novel with unexpected twists.... An atmospheric story that will welcome new and seasoned readers to the Sinclair family." --NPR

"Full of plot twists, betrayal, and ugly family secrets, fans of the first novel will no doubt love it." -- Paste Magazine

We Were Liars immediately captivated readers as a sophisticated summer thriller when published in 2014. Its mysterious tone, inventive storytelling, and evocative prose gripped readers’ imaginations and has not let go in the eight years since. FAMILY OF LIARS (Delacorte Press І May 3, 2022 І Ages 12+) will arrive in the midst of a TikTok phenomenon that has vaulted #wewereliars to over 85 million views, hooked an ever-growing fandom, and pushed it to the New York Times bestseller list for 18 months during 2020 to 2022. Returning to the Sinclair family’s private island compound off the coast of Massachusetts a generation earlier, in 1987, tragedy upends what was meant to be a summer of fun, laughter, and first love. When Carrie Sinclair, the fiery, prescription drug–addicted heiress to a storied New England family’s fortune, meets the irresistible, unpredictable Lor Pfefferman, her lackadaisical summer becomes a season of unforgivable betrayal, terrible mistakes, and shocking violence. Will she forever uphold the family’s rules of keeping secrets no matter the pain? Readers will again marvel at Lockhart’s talent for surprises and masterful writing. Intense summer friendships, fraught romance, and unspeakable truths are at the core of this atypical summer read.


E. Lockhart is the New York Times #1and USA Today bestselling author of We Were Liars and other acclaimed novels. She is a Printz honoree, a National Book Award finalist, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. She also created Whistle, a new superhero set in the Batman universe, for DC Comics. Born in New York City, she grew up in Cambridge, MA, and Seattle and has spent a portion of every summer on Martha’s Vineyard since 1973. She has a doctorate in English from Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her family and a team of cats.

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Sandwich Public Library
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Sandwich, MA 02563
Family of Liars: The Prequel to We Were Liars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593485859
Availability: In stock at our warehouse - Ships in 5-12 business days
Published: Delacorte Press - May 3rd, 2022

We Were Liars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385741279
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - May 29th, 2018