Date(s) - 04/04/2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pleasant Hill Library
Join us for a very special Evening with Friends: A Conversation with Annie Barrows
Monday, May 4 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Annie Barrows, author of the best-selling “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” joins us to talk about her latest novel, “The Truth According To Us.”
It’s the summer of 1938, the end of the Depression in America, and Layla Beck, the daughter of a U.S. Senator, is sent from her life of privilege in Washington, D.C. to a small town in West Virginia. Her assignment: Write about the town’s history for the Federal Writers’ Project. What she thinks will be a straightforward (and boring) task turns out to be anything but; as she goes about her work, she begins to understand the subjective nature of history, and how the town’s story is wrapped up in the mystery of a single family.
“The Truth According to Us is an irresistible novel, a sly charmer of a story about a small town in Depression-era West Virginia whose history is rewritten by a debutante on the run. Family histories, too, are unraveled, but mended by the fierce, strong women who dominate this delightful page-turner, a tribute to the power of love and forgiveness to heal even the most heartbreaking betrayals.”—Melanie Benjamin, author of “The Aviator’s Wife”.
Free. First come, first seated. Annie Barrows books will be available for purchase and signing.