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Author Signing with Jennifer Manocherian, Author of Alpha Bette

Submitted by elmstreetbooks on Wed, 03/13/2024 - 4:45pm

Join us on Saturday, April 27th from 2-4PM for an author signing with Jennifer Manocherian, author of Alpha Bette. 



A resonant tale of love, loss, and learning how to let go

Bette Gartner, a ninety-five-year-old widow, wakes up one morning and decides to throw a dinner party that night for her small family, staff, two neighbors, and a medium-and no one knows why.

The story takes place over the course of the day and is told through the multiple points of view of Bette's guests, switching back and forth between them as we learn about their motivations, dreams, hopes, and fears. These various storylines converge at the dinner table, where the coming together of different personalities, each with their own tensions and pain points, erupts into epiphanies, resolutions, and new beginnings before the final act of the evening Bette has planned.

Alpha Bette is more than the story of a particular family's history. Aside from recounting how the characters navigate the daily mundanities of urban life, it also dwells on their larger existential anxieties and the impact of the holes and absences that deceased and displaced loved ones leave behind.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
Elm Street Books
35 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Alpha Bette By Jennifer Manocherian Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632997180
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: River Grove Books - September 12th, 2023