AMY WILLOUGHBY- BURLE presents THE LEMONADE YEAR

The Lemonade Year Launch and Behind the Scenes Look at the Making of a Novel


Join Ashevillian Amy Willoughby-Burle as she celebrates the launch of her debut novel, The Lemonade Year. In addition to reading from this beautiful book about the redemptive possibilities of relationships (romantic and otherwise), Amy will be accompanied by her writing partner, her book trailer videographer, and her publicist. They will be in conversation about the life of a novel--from conception to reader--over wine and cheese.

Nina's once-sweet life has unexpectedly turned sour. Her marriage is over, her job is in jeopardy, and her teenage daughter is slipping away from her. Then her father dies and issues with Nina's mother come to a head; her estranged brother, Ray, comes home; and her sister, Lola, is tempted to blow a big family secret out of the water. They say the truth will set you free, but first it will make a huge mess of things. 

All Nina's got left is her final photography assignment shooting images for the book 32 Ways to Make Lemonade. Well, that and the attention of a younger man, but Oliver's on-again-off-again romantic interest in her ebbs and flows so much she is seasick. And then Jack, her ex-husband, shows up, wanting to get back together. 

As Nina struggles to find a way through her complicated relationships and to uncover her true path, she discovers just how valuable a second chance at life and happiness can be. 

Amy Willoughby-Burle is a writer and teacher living in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and four children. She writes about the mystery and wonder of everyday life. Her contemporary fiction focuses on the themes of second chances, redemption, and finding the beauty in the world around us. She is the author of a collection of short stories entitled Out across the Nowhere and a contributor to the anthology Of Mist and Magic.

 

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Event date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
The Lemonade Year Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781629724119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shadow Mountain - April 3rd, 2018