Ladies Night Out/Book Club Gathering

Ladies Night Out & Book Club Gathering

Featuring: CAROLINE LEAVITT

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This is a night for allthe ladies and book clubs in the area to come together and get to know one another, talk about what you are reading, snack a little, sip a little, and you get to meet a great author who has a brand new novel that would be the perfect choice for you next book club read.

Caroline Leavitt is the author of eight novels: Girls In Trouble, Coming Back To Me, Living Other Lives, Into Thin Air, Family, Jealousies, Lifelines and… Meeting Rozzy Halfway. Various titles were optioned for film, translated into different languages, and condensed in magazines.

Her new novel, Pictures of You, published by Algonquin Books, went into a third printing months before its publication. Pictures Of You tells the story of two women running away from their marriages who collide on a foggy highway, killing one of them. The survivor, Isabelle, is left to pick up the pieces, not only of her own life, but of the lives of the devastated husband and fragile son that the other woman, April, has left behind.

With blurbs from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, Dan Chaon, Michelle Goodman, Dani Shapiro, and Jodi Picoult, Leavitt’s book is both literary and commerical. O Magazine has called the book, “Suspenseful, superb, gripping and impressive.” Vanity Fair said “”Caroline Leavitt plumbs the depths of grief and forgiveness in the lovely Pictures Of You” and Booklist raves “Caroline Leavitt has been a book club favorite for years and her latest novel will be no exception.”

Her essays, stories and articles have appeared in Salon, Psychology Today, New York Magazine, Parenting, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, Parents, Redbook, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, as well in numerous anthologies.

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She won First Prize in Redbook Magazine’s Young Writers Contest for her short story, “Meeting Rozzy Halfway,” which grew into the novel. The recipient of a 1990 New York Foundation of the Arts Award for Fiction for Into Thin Air, a 2003 Nickelodeon Screenwriting Fellow Finalist, and a semi finalist in the Fade In/Writer’s Net Screenplay competition, she was also a National Magazine Award nominee for personal essay.

Caroline has been a judge in both the Writers’ Voice Fiction Awards in New York City and the Midatlantic Arts Grants in Fiction. She is an award-winning senior instructor at UCLA Extension, where she teaches “Writing The Novel” online, and she also mentors privately.

A book critic for The Boston Globe and People, she recently won a 2005 honorable mention, Goldenberg Prize for Fiction from the Bellevue Literary Review, for “Breathe,” a portion of her new novel, entitled Pictures of You.

Caroline has appeared on The Today Show, Diane Rehm, German and Canadian TV, and more, and she has been featured on The View From The Bay.

Caroline Leavitt lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, New York City’s unofficial sixth borough, with her husband, the writer Jeff Tamarkin, and their teenage son Max.

Event date: Friday, January 28, 2011 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 12 East Main St08809-1410 Clinton US.