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Northshire Live: Susan Conley Presents Landslide in a Conversation with Sarah Blake

Join us from home for literary conversation!
Event date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 6:00pm
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Live on Zoom - link available upon Eventbrite registration

 

Join us for the launch of Landslide a "spectacular" novel about a family on the brink from Susan Conley, the critically acclaimed author of Elsey Come Home. Joining us for this literary conversation is Northshire staff favorite Sarah Blake, author of The Guest Book.

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“I loved Landslide. You are right there with them in a fishing village in Maine, feeling the wind, the sea, the danger. Smart, honest, and funny, this is a story you won't forget.”
—Judy Blume


After a fishing accident leaves her husband hospitalized across the border in Canada, Jill is left to look after her teenage boys--"the wolves"--alone. Nothing comes easy in their remote corner of Maine: money is tight; her son Sam is getting into more trouble by the day; her eldest, Charlie, is preoccupied with a new girlfriend; and Jill begins to suspect her marriage isn't as stable as she once believed. As one disaster gives way to the next, she begins to think that it's not enough to be a caring wife and mother anymore--not enough to show up when needed, to nudge her boys in the right direction, to believe everything will be okay. But how to protect this life she loves, this household, this family?

With remarkable poise and startling beauty, Landslide ushers us into a modern household where, for a family at odds, Instagram posts, sex-positivity talks, and old fishing tales mingle to become a kind of love language. It is a beautiful portrait of a family, as compelling as it is moving, and raises the question of how to remain devoted when the eye of the storm closes in.

SUSAN CONLEY grew up in Maine. She is the author of four previous books including Elsey Come Home. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times MagazineThe Paris ReviewVirginia Quarterly ReviewHarvard ReviewNew England Review, and Ploughshares. She has received multiple fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, as well as from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Maine Arts Commission, and the Massachusetts Arts Council. She has won the Maine Literary Award and the Maine Award for Publishing Excellence. She is a founder of the Telling Room, a youth creative writing center in Portland, Maine, where she lives and teaches on the faculty of the Stonecoast Writing Program.

Sarah Blake is the author of the novels Grange House and the New York Times bestsellers The Postmistress and The Guest Book.

Landslide: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657132
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - February 2nd, 2021

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The Guest Book: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250110275
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Flatiron Books - May 5th, 2020

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