"The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D," with author Nichole Bernier

09/12/2012 7:00 pm

A reading/Q&A/signing with author Nichole Bernier!

Before there were blogs, there were journals. And in them we'd write as we really were, not as we wanted to appear. But there comes a day when journals outlive us. And with them, our secrets.
Summer vacation on Great Rock Island was supposed to be a restorative time for Kate, who'd lost her close friend Elizabeth in a sudden accident. But when she inherits a trunk of Elizabeth's journals, they reveal a woman far different than the cheerful wife and mother Kate thought she knew.
The complicated portrait of Elizabeth--her troubled upbringing, and her route to marriage and motherhood--makes Kate question not just their friendship, but her own deepest beliefs about loyalty and honesty at a period of uncertainty in her own marriage.
The more Kate reads, the more she learns the complicated truth of who Elizabeth really was, and rethinks her own choices as a wife, mother, and professional, and the legacy she herself would want to leave behind. When an unfamiliar man's name appears in the pages, Kate realizes the extent of what she didn't know about her friend, including where she was really going on the day she died.
Set in the anxious summer after the September 11th attacks, this story of two women--their friendship, their marriages, private ambitions and fears--considers the aspects of ourselves we show and those we conceal, and the repercussions of our choices. 

author Nichole Bernier

Photo credit: Nina Subin

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$24.00
ISBN-13: 9780307887801
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Crown, 6/2012

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Attention history buffs, poetry lovers, and beer enthusiasts. August 18th, 2014


Tuesday, August 19, 7 PM
Join us as we welcome Jessica Lander, author of Driving Backwards, to Gibson's Bookstore.  Driving Backwards is a memoir of Gilmanton, which briefly was the best known small town in the United States. Read more about this fascinating book here, and please join us!
“Take a small town, add a fresh voice, mix in some truly memorable detail, and you have Driving Backwards. Charming, vivid, informative, and a little bit scandalous, it crosses Robert Frost with John McPhee—just marvelous.”  —Gish Jen, author of The Love Wife and Tiger Writing
Meet the Poet Laureate of NH, Alice Fogel, and fellow poet Patrice Pinette,
Wed., August 20, at 7 PM
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire meets at Gibson's on the third Wednesday of each month. This month, our guests are Alice Fogel and Patrice Pinette. Their readings will be followed by an open-mic event. Come to read, come to listen--all are welcome!


New Hampshire Beer! Thursday, Aug. 21, 7 PM
Come learn all about the history and craft of brewing beer in New Hampshire!
Brian Aldrich started writing about beer for his blog Seacoast Beverage Lab in March 2010. Along with his blog and craft beer podcast, Brian is the beer master at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, providing guests with a unique craft beer experience. He lives in Newfields, New Hampshire, with his wife, Lisa, and dog Madison. Visit him at www.seacoastbeveragelab.com.
We've just learned--happy coincidence!--that our friends in True Brew Cafe will be hosting a beer tasting at the same time as our author event. This will be a great night at Gibson's for beer lovers!

August sale!
You deserve a reward if you've read this far. Our annual August sale will be this weekend, Friday through Sunday. Almost everything in the store, plus most special orders, will be 25% off! Tell all your friends!
Store hours for the sale: Fri-Sat 9-9; Sun 11-6.

New store hours
We're making a minor adjustment to our store hours, starting next week (August 25). Our new store hours will be Monday through Wednesday from 9 AM to 7 PM; Thursday through Saturday from 9 AM to 9 PM; and Sunday from 11-6.
(The short version of why? Concord does not have a lot of night life early in the week. But when we have events we will stay open late, until 9 PM, even on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Call ahead to check.)

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