January 22, 2018

Book and author luncheon

Please join us for our book and author luncheon, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Boutiques open at 10 a.m. followed by luncheon at 12 noon. Location: Wellesley Country Club.

ELINOR LIPMAN began her writing career at 28, after taking an adult education class in creative writing at Brandeis University. She is the author of numerous novels, including The View from Penthouse B, The Inn at Lake Devine, and
Then She Found Me (a 2008 major motion picture with Helen Hunt), a collection of stories, and an essay collection. She has been called “the diva of dialogue” (People) and “the last urbane romantic” (Chicago Tribune).

On Turpentine Lane has been recommended by the Oprah Book Club as “The Novel You Must Read Over Spring Break.” The Washington Post says “The novel’s fast, funny dialogue keeps things light. Yes, that’s the Lipman way: alerting us to cultural wrongs even while entertaining us with her cultural zingers.”

EILEEN MCNAMARA is Director of the Journalism Program at Brandeis and a Professor of the Practice of Journalism. She was an award-winning reporter and columnist for The Boston Globe, where she won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and contributed to the coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandal in Boston. In Eunice, McNamara brings Eunice Kennedy Shriver out from her brothers’ shadow to show an officious, cigar-smoking, indefatigable woman of unladylike determination and deep compassion born of rage: at the medical establishment that had no answers for her sister; at the revered but dismissive father whose vision for his family did not extend beyond his sons; and at the government that failed to deliver on America’s promise of equality.

Granted access to never-before-seen private papers, McNamara paints a vivid portrait of a woman both ahead of
her time and out of step with it: a formidable

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