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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

J. Courtney Sullivan

Michael Lionstar

J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times best-selling novels "Commencement," "Maine" and "The Engagements." "Maine" was named a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine and a Washington Post Notable Book for 2011. "The Engagements" was one of People Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2013 and an Irish Times Best Book of the Year. It is soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon and distributed by Fox 2000.

Courtney’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple and O: The Oprah Magazine, among many others. She is a co-editor, with Courtney Martin, of the essay anthology "Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists." She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Her new book is "Saints for All Occasions."

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Saints for All Occasions
Fiction / Literature
May 2017
ISBN 9780307959577
352 pages
$26.95, INSTOCK
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"A sweeping novel about two sisters--one the matriarch of a boisterous Irish Catholic family, the other a cloistered nun, hidden from the world--and the secret that drove them apart"--

Fiction / Literature
June 2011
ISBN 9780307595126
388 pages
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Three generations of women converge on the family beach house in this wickedly funny, emotionally resonant story of love and dysfunction.

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