Those of you following my ALA travels (eek, will post about that soon) on Twitter and FB know that while there I met one of our debut authors, Emily Gray Tedrowe, whose novel Commuters, I was reading over that weekend. I finished the book while in DC and find myself still thinking about the characters. So of course I raced back to NYC and said to Erica, we have to do a show with Emily! And, now, we are!
At seventy-eight, Winnie Easton has finally found love again with Jerry Trevis, a wealthy Chicago businessman who has moved to the small, upstate town of Hartfield, New York, to begin his life anew. But their decision to buy one of the town's biggest houses ignites anger and skepticism—as children and grandchildren take drastic actions to secure their own futures and endangered inheritances. With so much riding on Jerry's wealth, a decline in his physical health forces hard decisions on the family, renewing old loyalties while creating surprising alliances.
A powerfully moving novel told from alternating perspectives, Commuters is an intensely human story of lives profoundly changed by the repercussions of one marriage, and by the complex intertwining of love, money, and family.
Margot Livesy says of Commuters, "Tedrowe explores the reconfigurations of a family and the strange alliances that can occur between young and old, love and work. And she writes brilliantly about money… A deeply satisfying debut."
Please join us on Tuesday, August 3rd when we'll welcome Emily to Book Club Girl on Air to discuss Commuters. I have 10 copies to give away to the first 10 people who comment that they'd like to participate in the show. You can browse inside Commuters, look for Emily on tour near you, check out the reading group guide and set a reminder for the show on August 3rd.
Be sure to also check Emily out at the GoodReads Debut Author Panel happening all this week (7/12-16) over on GoodReads. She is joined by Malena Watrous, Peter Bognanni and Sonya Chung, and the panel is moderated by Katrina Kittle.