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Tuesday August 30, 2022 – 5-6:00 PM EDT
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr
Registration: Seating is limited; please call to reserve your spot: 843-525-1066.
Venue: Beaufort Bookstore | 2127 Boundary St. #15, Beaufort

Website: Facebook Event Page

The Beaufort Bookstore, in partnership with the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, will host an evening with New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Therese Anne Fowler, author of It All Comes Down to This, in conversation with Conroy Center executive director Jonathan Haupt.

This free event will be held on Tuesday, August 30, at 5:00 p.m., at 2127 Boundary St., Ste 15. Books will be available for sale and signing. Call Beaufort Bookstore to reserve your seat: 843-525-1066.

The author conversation will also be live-streamed on the Conroy Center Facebook page.

“Can you say perfect porch read?”―

“Fowler has done it again.”―

“A tightly coiled family saga… Fowler expertly peels back the layers of each character in this page-turner, making for a highly entertaining summer read.”―Booklist

“A smart and lively novel, one that had me turning its pages faster and faster, wondering if this indelible family could really untangle the deep lies that reveal an even deeper truth.”―Jess Walter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins

Meet the Geller sisters: Beck, Claire, and Sophie, a trio of strong-minded women whose pragmatic, widowed mother, Marti, will be dying soon. Her will directs that the family’s summer cottage on Mount Desert Island, Maine, must be sold, the proceeds split equally between the three girls.

Beck, the eldest, is a freelance journalist whose marriage looks more like a sibling bond than a passionate partnership. In fact, her husband Paul is hiding a troubling truth about his love life. For Beck, the Maine cottage has been essential to her secret wish to write a novel––and to remake the terms of her relationship.

Despite her accomplishments as a pediatric cardiologist, Claire, the middle daughter, has always felt like the Geller misfit. Recently divorced, Claire’s secret unrequited love for the wrong man is slowly destroying her, and she’s finding that her expertise on matters of the heart unfortunately doesn’t extend to her own.

Youngest daughter Sophie appears to live an Instagram-ready life, filled with glamorous work and travel, celebrities, fashion, art, and sex. In reality, her existence is a cash-strapped house of cards that may crash at any moment.

Enter C.J. Reynolds, an enigmatic southerner ex con with his own hidden past who complicates the situation. All is not what it seems, and everything is about to change.

Therese Anne FowlerTherese Anne Fowler is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several novels, including A Good Neighborhood and A Well-Behaved Woman, both finalists for the Southern Book Prize for fiction. Her novel Z was adapted as a television series starring Christina Ricci as Zelda Fitzgerald.

Therese earned a BA in sociology/cultural anthropology and an MFA in creative writing, both from NC State University. She lives in Raleigh, NC, with her husband, award-winning author John Kessel.


Jonathan HauptJonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center, the former director of the University of South Carolina Press, and coeditor of the anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, winner of 17 book awards.

This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.
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