Amanda Eyre Ward & Zibby Owens

We are excited to host authors Amanda Eyre Ward and Zibby Owens in-store on Wednesday, May 15th to discuss their new books, Lovers and Liars and Blank.

 

Description of Lovers and Liars


Three wildly different sisters reunite for a destination wedding at an English castle in this heartfelt and rollicking novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Jetsetters.

Once upon a time, the Peacock sisters were little girls who combed each other’s tangled hair. But decades of secrets have led them to separate lives—and to telling lies, to themselves and to one another.

Sylvie is getting married. Again. A librarian and widow who soothes her grief by escaping into books (and shelving them perfectly), Sylvie has caught the attention of an unlikely match: Simon Rampling, a mysterious, wealthy man from Northern England. Sylvie allows herself to imagine a life beside him—one filled with the written word, kindness, and companionship. She’s ready to love again . . . or is she?

Cleo is the golden child. A successful criminal defense lawyer with the perfect boyfriend, she is immediately suspicious of Simon. Is he really who he says he is? Cleo heads to Mumberton Castle with a case of investigative files, telling herself she will expose Simon and save her sister from more heartbreak . . . but who is she really trying to save?

Emma is living a lie. She can’t afford this fancy trip—and she definitely can’t tell her husband and sons why. She once dreamed of a line of her own perfumes. Fragrances allowed her to speak in silence. Now, that tendency for silence only worsens her situation. Will she emerge with her dignity and family intact?

When their toxic mother shows up, the sisters assume the roles they fell into to survive their childhood . . . but they just might find the courage to make new choices.

Set over a spectacularly dramatic weekend, in the grand halls of a sprawling castle estate—amid floor-to-ceiling libraries, falconry lessons, and medieval meals—Lovers and Liars is the unforgettable story of a family’s ability to forgive and to find joy in one another once again.

 

Description of Blank


A wife, mother, and frustrated writer faces an impossible deadline for turning her life around in a hilarious debut novel about family, friendship, success, and exhilarating self-(re)discovery.

Pippa Jones is a fortyish former literary sensation who fears she will be a one-hit wonder. After the follow-up book she was almost done writing, Podlusters, had to be tossed (it ended up sharing a plot and title with superstar author Ella Rankin's summer blockbuster ), she couldn't write a thing. Months of staring at a blank page made her confidence vanish like a one-night stand. When she finds out that she has only five days left to finish (or rather, start) or repay an advance she's already spent, Pippa has a brilliantly original idea. Okay, fine, her twelve-year-old son came up with it as a joke, but Pippa and her teenage daughter approved.

Pippa's not only going to make a bold statement, but she'll change the book world while she's at it Can she pull it off? At this point, she doesn't have a choice.

When Pippa's publisher gets intimately involved, it unlocks a series of plot twists she never saw coming. From the courtyards of posh Beverly Hills hotels and Malibu mega-mansions to Brentwood and Santa Monica bookstores, Pippa races against time--in her used Volvo--and discovers more about her career, marriage, family, friends, and herself than she ever could have dreamed up.

 

About the Author


Amanda Eyre Ward is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels including The Jetsetters, a Reese’s Book Club pick. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.


About the Moderator


Zibby Owens wears a lot of hats. She is the award-winning host of daily podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books; CEO of the Zibby Books publishing house; owner of Zibby’s Bookshop in Santa Monica, CA; and creator of “the Zibby-verse” (L.A. Times), a community of book lovers and authors with retreats, events, classes, a book club, and more. She lives in New York with her four kids ages 9 to 16 and her husband Kyle of Morning Moon Productions. Follow her on Instagram and Substack where she tells it like it is.

Wednesday, May 15th, 6:00PM
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Lovers and Liars: A Novel

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By Amanda Eyre Ward

Lovers and Liars: A Novel By Amanda Eyre Ward Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593500293
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - May 14th, 2024

Lovers and Liars: A Novel By Amanda Eyre Ward Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593500293
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - May 14th, 2024


            

Blank

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By Zibby Owens

Blank By Zibby Owens Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781662516696
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little a - March 1st, 2024

Blank By Zibby Owens Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781662516696
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little a - March 1st, 2024

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