Eleanor Brown Author Event

Eleanor Brown Author Event

We are excited to announce the visit of New York Times-bestselling author Eleanor Brown on Friday, July 22nd at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Ms. Brown will visit to discuss her latest novel, The Light of Paris. This is a free wine and cheese event and reservations are requested. For more information, or to reserve your space, please contact us at 231.347.1180 or send us an email.


Madeleine has always felt like a failure: She’s the one whose expression ruins sorority photos, the person at parties who would rather be at home reading, the old maid at the age of thirty. Spending her entire life trying to fit in has only left her looking like she has everything, but feeling like she has nothing. At first when her marriage to controlling, critical Phillip is threatened, Madeleine panics. But when she discovers a journal detailing her grandmother’s wild, romantic summer in Jazz Age Paris, she begins to wonder if there is more to life than playing by someone else’s rules.

Madeleine has always thought her grandmother was exactly like her mother, and like the woman she was supposed to be—stiff, formal, elegant, untouchable. But reading the journal introduces Madeleine to a woman she never knew: a dreamy writer who defied her staid family’s expectations and spent an exhilarating summer in Paris in 1924, writing in cafés, finding work at the American library, and falling in love with a dashing young artist. Inspired by her grandmother’s story, and floored by a long-kept secret she finds in its pages, Madeleine begins to create her own Parisian summer on a visit to her mother back in her old hometown—rediscovering her love of painting, cultivating a vibrant circle of creative friends, and falling into a relationship with a down-to-earth chef who feeds her chocolate, encourages her to be true to herself, and makes her question the miserable perfection of her marriage and her life.


Eleanor Brown is the author of The Weird Sisters. Her writing has been published in anthologies, magazines, and journals. She holds an M.A. in Literature and has worked in education in South Florida. She lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Event date: 

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

307 E. Lake Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
The Light of Paris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399158919
Availability: Special Order
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 12th, 2016

“I adored The Light of Paris. It’s so lovely and big-hearted—it made me long for Paris.”—Jojo Moyes, New York Times-bestselling author of Me Before You and After You

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The Weird Sisters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425244142
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 7th, 2012

This is the "delightful" (People) New York Times bestseller that's earned raves from Sarah Blake, Helen Simonson, and reviewers everywhere-the story of three sisters who love each other, but just don't happen to like each other very much...

Three sisters have returned to their childhood home, reuniting the eccentric Andreas family.


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