Monday, August 27, 2007

Study Up on Gwendolen Gross Before Her Event on Thursday

Gwendolen Gross will be at the Inkwell this Thursday, August 30th at 6:30 PM to talk about her new novel The Other Mother.

Dubbed “the reigning queen of women’s adventure fiction” by Joanna Smith Rakoff in Book Magazine, Gwendolen Gross grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. She graduated from Oberlin College, where she studied science writing and voice performance. Read her complete bio here.

Join us in welcoming novelist Gwendolen Gross. Author talk, Q&A, Book Signing. Complimentary wine & cheese.

A compelling novel about family, work, and the constant push and pull of contemporary womanhood, Gross, author of Getting Out and Field Guide, creates a stunning, dark, and suspenseful novel.
"A finely wrought domestic drama, The Other Mother draws out the intimacies of two women poised against each other's yearnings. Gwendolen Gross writes with the kind of nuance and grace that fire every moment of this timely story."
-Amy Scheibe, author of What Do You Do All Day?

Amanda is a successful book editor at a prominent publishing house in New York City. Thea is a stay-at-home mother of three who has never really left the community in which she grew up. The two women find themselves both drawn to and repelled by each other and their opposing choices in the constant struggle to balance career and family life. When a disaster forces Amanda and her family to take refuge in Thea’ s home, the underlying tensions simmering between them are forced to the surface.

"A suspenseful and compulsively readable domestic drama that's anything but ordinary. Smart and timely, The Other Mother is sure to keep the 'mommy wars' debate raging."
-Harlan Coben, author of The Woods

Click here to read the NPR Late Summer review.

Click here to read an Excerpt from The Other Mother.