Announcing the MORRISTOWN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS Summer Spotlight with Emma Straub

Calling all bibliophiles! Kick off the summer season with the novelist who has mastered the art of the witty and intelligent beach read.

The 2017 Morristown Festival of Books kicks off with its Summer Spotlight series on Tuesday June 6th, featuring best-selling author Emma Straub (The Vacationers, Modern Lovers) in conversation with fellow novelist Elisabeth Egan. The presentation, Q&A, and book signing will be held at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre in Morristown, New Jersey.

Emma Straub's most recent novel, Modern Lovers, won NPR Best Book of 2016, Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016, and Slate Best Book of the Year. The novel "beautifully captures the breathless momentum of youth-and the heartbreaks of growing up" (Slate Book Review). Declared Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times: "Ms. Straub writes with such verve and sympathetic understanding of her characters. . .[An] entertaining novel. . . deftly and thoughtfully written."

Elisabeth Egan (a New Jersey resident) is the books editor at Glamour and a novelist herself: A Window Opens was heralded by People Magazine as "a fresh, funny take on the age-old struggle to have it all." Both authors address intergenerational family dynamics, friendship and career in their work; they will discuss this and more during their Q&A.

Last year's Summer Spotlight featured Paula McLain, the best-selling novelist of Circling the Sun and The Paris Wife, so Straub is certainly in good company.

Complimentary admission to the museum's exhibits will begin at 7pm, followed by champagne and treats post-event.

All tickets are $35 and include a paperback edition of Modern Lovers-stay after the event for a book signing to have your edition personalized by the author herself.

Buy tickets here:

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm

The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, New Jersey

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Morristown Festival of Books

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