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The Seaside Library: Brenda Novak in Conversation with Jane Green and Jamie Beck

Submitted by elmstreetbooks on Thu, 03/09/2023 - 1:34pm


Join us on Sunday May 7th at 5:30PM Elm Street Books for an author event with Brenda Novak, author of The Seaside Library. Brenda Novak will be in conversation with Jane Green and Jamie Beck. 

There are secrets that bring friends together, and others that drive them apart...

Mariners Island is barely ten miles long, but when Ivy, Ariana and Cam were teenagers, it was their whole world. Beyond the pristine beaches and iconic lighthouse lies the beautiful old library that belongs to Ivy's family. While that bound Ivy to the island as an adult, Ariana could not leave Mariners behind fast enough. The town holds too many...memories. Not only her unrequited feelings for Cam, but the tragedy that left a scar on the community.

When a young girl went missing, a teenage Cam was unthinkably the prime suspect. Ariana and Ivy knew he couldn't have hurt anyone, and they promised to protect him--even if it meant lying on his behalf.

Now, twenty years later, Ariana returns to Mariners just as new evidence emerges on the case, calling into question everything the three friends thought they knew--and everyone they thought they could trust. What really happened that night? Over the course of one eventful summer, Ariana, Ivy and Cam will learn the truth--about their pasts, their futures and the ties that still bind them as closely as the pages of a book...

Author Brenda Novak is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author with more than nine million books in print, translated into twenty different languages. An eight-time RITA nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Silver Bullet. She also runs Brenda Novak for the Cure, a charity to raise money for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised $2.6 million. For more about Brenda, please


After twenty one novels including eighteen New York Times bestsellers Jane Green is now the head of Emerald Audio, a new podcast network producing original audio dramas for busy women, giving them time to listen to great stories from some of the best-loved writers in the world, whilst navigating their full lives. Prior to Emerald, Jane was published in over 25 languages, and has over ten million books in print worldwide. A resident of Westport, Connecticut, she lives there with her husband and a small menagerie of animals. Her children swear they have flown the nest, but she’s not sure she believes them.


Jamie Beck is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author whose realistic and heartwarming stories have sold multimillions of copies. She is a two-time Booksellers' Best Award finalist and a National Readers' Choice Award winner. Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist have respectively called her work "smart," "uplifting," and "entertaining." In addition to writing novels, she enjoys hitting the slopes in Vermont and Utah and dancing around the kitchen while cooking. Above all, she is a grateful wife and mother to a very patient, supportive family. To learn more about the author, visit her at  


Event date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
35 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
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ISBN: 9780778334330
Published: Mira Books - April 11th, 2023