Landslide, with Susan Conley

cover art for Landslide. A teenage boy tucked in cannonball pose has jumped out over an ocean.Thursday, February 11th, 2021, 7pm Eastern. Online only via Zoom. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/131625131311

Maine author Susan Conley (Elsey Come Home) visits Gibson's virtually to present her new novel, Landslide, a touching family novel about a family surviving one hit after another. Susan will be joined in conversation by fellow Maine author Kerri Arsenault (Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains).

A "spectacular" novel about a family on the brink that “hits it out of the park” (Lily King), from the critically acclaimed author of Elsey Comes Home—an O. MagazineMarie Claire, PopSugar, and Southern Living must-read.

“I loved Landslide. You are right there with them in a fishing village in Maine, feeling the wind, the sea, the danger. Smart, honest, and funny, this is a story you won't forget.”
—Judy Blume


After a fishing accident leaves her husband hospitalized across the border in Canada, Jill is left to look after her teenage boys--"the wolves"--alone. Nothing comes easy in their remote corner of Maine: money is tight; her son Sam is getting into more trouble by the day; her eldest, Charlie, is preoccupied with a new girlfriend; and Jill begins to suspect her marriage isn't as stable as she once believed. As one disaster gives way to the next, she begins to think that it's not enough to be a caring wife and mother anymore--not enough to show up when needed, to nudge her boys in the right direction, to believe everything will be okay. But how to protect this life she loves, this household, this family?

With remarkable poise and startling beauty, Landslide ushers us into a modern household where, for a family at odds, Instagram posts, sex-positivity talks, and old fishing tales mingle to become a kind of love language. It is a beautiful portrait of a family, as compelling as it is moving, and raises the question of how to remain devoted when the eye of the storm closes in.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Landslide: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657132
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - February 2nd, 2021

A "spectacular" novel about a family on the brink that “hits it out of the park” (Lily King), from the critically acclaimed author of Elsey Comes Home—an O. MagazineMarie Claire, PopSugar, and Southern Living must-read.


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$16.00
ISBN: 9780525562559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - November 5th, 2019

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Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250155931
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 1st, 2020

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