>>>> Enter to win dinner with Nancy Pearl! You and a friend could be among the eight lucky people to go to Nido’s with Nancy for a delicious (and free!) Italian meal before the 7 pm author talk and signing. To enter, call or stop by Curious Iguana and pre-order your copy of George & Lizzie ($25) by Friday, September 8. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email on September 9. Dinner will begin at 5:30 pm on Friday, September 15 at Nido’s Restaurant, 111 East Patrick Street, in Downtown Frederick.
Meet Nancy Pearl, the NPR books commentator fondly hailed as “America’s Librarian,” as we celebrate the release of her debut novel, George & Lizzie (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 9/5/17, $25). This author talk and signing is presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries.
About the Author:
The New York Times calls her “the talk of librarian circles.” Readers can’t get enough of her recommendations while bookstores and libraries offer standing room only whenever she visits. Since the release of the best-selling Book Lust in 2003 and the Librarian Action Figure modeled in her likeness, Nancy Pearl has become a rock star among readers and the tastemaker people turn to when deciding what to read next.
Having worked as a librarian and bookseller in Detroit, Tulsa, and Seattle, Pearl’s knowledge of and love for books is unmatched. In 1998, she developed the program “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book,” which spread across the country. The former Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book, Pearl celebrates the written word by speaking at bookstores and libraries across the country and on her monthly television program Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel. She is a regular commentator about books on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and NPR affiliate stations in Seattle and Tulsa.
In 2004, Pearl became the 50th winner of the Women’s National Book Association Award for her extraordinary contribution to the world of books. In the moments when Pearl finds herself without a book, she is an avid bicyclist and happy grandmother of three. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Joe.
George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving family–his father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home mom–while Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love.
Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changed–George is happy; Lizzie remains…unfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzie’s past resurfaces, she’ll need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together.
With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments.
7 pm event is free and open to the public. No registration required, but seating is limited. Books will be available for purchase and signing at event.
“As sparkling as Prosecco, as jubilantly quirky and inventive a love story as you could ever want, and a jigsaw puzzle you never want to finish. If I could marry a novel, this wise, witty and rapturously inventive book would be it.”
–Caroline Leavitt, NYT bestselling author
“George & Lizzie is a fresh, sweet, funny, and completely charming love story between two people, two families, and two unlikely paths in life, which somehow find their way to each other. To read this novel is to see family, love, and life in a new light. –Lisa Scottoline, NYT bestselling author