Friends of the Simsbury Library Present Author: Mary Beth Keane

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The Friends of the Simsbury Public Library are happy to co-sponsor with the Avon Public Library an author program with New York Times bestselling author Mary Beth Keane. Ms. Keane will discuss her latest novel, The Half-Moon, about a couple in a small town navigating the complexities of marriage, family, and longing. The Half Moon tells the story of Malcolm and Jess Gephardt’s romance—falling in love, marriage, the buzz of hope for babies and businesses, the crush of betrayal, and how fragile allegiances and relationships can be. Sure to be another book club favorite “Keane's prose is luminous and controlled, brimming with insights into her nuanced characters . . . a gripping read with an unexpected and satisfying resolution.” —The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Mary Beth Keane is the author of The Walking People, Fever, and Ask Again, Yes, which was a New York Times best seller list for 8 weeks, was named one of the best books of the year by PeopleVogueParade, NPR, and Elle, and a finalist for the Goodreads Book of the Year. She was awarded a John S. Guggenheim fellowship for fiction writing, and has received citations from the National Book Foundation, PEN America, and the Hemingway Society. She lives outside of New York City with her husband and sons. You can visit her online at

This program will be moderated by Marilyn Rothstein.

Reserve by date: April 2.