OFFSITE & TICKETED Maria Semple, Today Will Be Different

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:00pm

Online ordering has ended for this event. If you need a ticket, please either purchase a ticket package at Bookshop Santa Cruz, or by phone at (831) 423-0900. 

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door, starting at 6:30 pm at Peace United Church (900 High Street). Cash, store credit, and credit card will be accepted. Checks will be accepted with photo ID.

The wine reception will begin at Peace United Church at 6:30 pm for ticketed attendees. Thank you for your support and enjoy!

The bestselling author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette will share her hilarious, heart-filled novel about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future. This offsite and ticketed book talk and signing will take place at Peace United Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz. A wine reception will precede the event at 6:30.

Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action-life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office-but not Eleanor-that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.


"The women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, the mad housewives, and the Annie Halls can welcome a new member to their club: Eleanor Flood, the narrator of Semple’s second sendup of Seattle and its denizens. Few will be indifferent to this achingly funny and very dear book. This author is on her way to becoming a national treasure." —Kirkus, starred review




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