NEW DATE: The Chicken Sisters, with novelist KJ Dell'Antonia

This event has been formally rescheduled to Tuesday, January 26th, 2021, 7pm Eastern. If you were registered for our January 6th event, your existing event registration will carry over to the new event date with no further action on your part!

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Gibson's is thrilled to virtually present New Hampshire author KJ Dell'Antonia, whose novel The Chicken Sisters was chosen as the December pick for the Reese's Book Club by actress and book lover Reese Witherspoon! Join us for a delightful discussion about family feuds, and sisterhood, and fried chicken. KJ will be joined in conversation by her friend Jessica Hunt, producer for NHPR's The Exchange.

Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster.

In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi's and Chicken Frannie's have spent a century vying to serve up the best fried chicken in the state--and the legendary feud between their respective owners, the Moores and the Pogociellos, has lasted just as long. No one feels the impact more than thirty-five-year-old widow Amanda Moore, who grew up working for her mom at Mimi's before scandalously marrying Frank Pogociello and changing sides to work at Frannie's. Tired of being caught in the middle, Amanda sends an SOS to Food Wars, the reality TV restaurant competition that promises $100,000 to the winner. But in doing so, she launches both families out of the frying pan and directly into the fire. . .

The last thing Brooklyn-based organizational guru Mae Moore, Amanda's sister, wants is to go home to Kansas. But when her career implodes, helping the fading Mimi's look good on Food Wars becomes Mae's best chance to reclaim the limelight--even if doing so pits her against Amanda and Frannie's. Yet when family secrets become public knowledge, the sisters must choose: Will they fight with each other, or for their heritage?

About the Author

KJ Dell'Antonia is the former editor of Motherlode and current contributor to The New York Times, as well as the author of How to Be a Happier Parent. She lives with her family on a small farm in Lyme, New Hampshire, but retains an abiding love for her childhood in Texas and Kansas.

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
The Chicken Sisters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593085141
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 1st, 2020



"A charming, hilarious, feel-good story about the kind of bonds & rivalries only sisters can share. Also, a great present for your sister for the holidays!!"--Reese Witherspoon

Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster.

How to be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735210509
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Published: Avery - June 2nd, 2020

An encouraging guide to helping parents find more happiness in their day-to-day family life, from the former lead editor of the New York Times' Motherlode blog and author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, The Chicken Sisters