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Snapshots from the Anna Solomon Lit House Duckworth Book Club Event

Thank you to Chris Anderson for sharing these photos from the Anna Solomon event at the Lit House.

 

EXQUISITE EVENT FOR ANNA SOLOMON’S EXQUISITE NEW BOOK LEAVING LUCY PEAR

Anna Solomon copyright Kim SmithAnna Solomon gave a reading of Leaving Lucy Pear to a rapt audience last night. A mad dash for chairs was had to accommodate the crowd of friends, fans, and family and by evening’s end, the well wishers were overflowing out the front door of the cultural center. Anna grew up in Gloucester and the historical novel is set on Cape Ann during the 1920s. Congratulations and best wishes to Anna for wonderful success with her beautiful book! Read more abut Leaving Lucy Pear here.Anna Solomon Heidi Wakeman Chris Anderson copyright Kim Smith

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GloucesterCast 194 with @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C Taped 7/31/16 #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 194 with @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C Taped 7/31/16

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Topics Include:
IceVelvet- Steve Rich http://www.twinlightscoffee.com/

In 2005 Steve met Amy, who had just recently moved back from Portland, the coffee mecca of the US. Coffee quickly became a hot topic between the two of them. When they married two years later and found out they were having twins, the idea for Twin Lights Coffee was born. They bought the domain name and then and there – a dream for someday.

Fast forward 8 years – Steven still, crazy about coffee: the craft, the process and the product. He perfected a small batch cold brew recipe at home – rich, tasty and so smooth it went down like ice velvet. He was so excited with the results, he mentioned it at his workout class, more than a few times — until one day his friends said, “Well, bring it in!”

Bonavita Pourover Coffee Maker

Wood Burning Stove  Intrepid Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth Website

Kim finally breaking down and ordering Joey’s favorite thing- 30oz Stainless double walled tumbler

VIDEO: PASTAIO VIA CORTA- Fresh Hand Made Pasta in Glosta! 

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Glostec Podcast with Jim Dowd- Podcast Studio at Cape Ann TV?
Doug Papows
Emerson Inn was purchased by the Migis Hotel Group in 2015, again renovating the Inn to further hone it’s historic charm and local character. The on-site restaurant, formerly known as the Grand Cafe, was rebranded and reopened as the Pigeon Cove Tavern, an ode to the legacy of the Norwood Family and the original Pigeon Cove House.
Riverbend Restaurant opened by Frank McClelland  and wife Heather
Nathan Brackett Executive editor of Rolling Stone Magazine Rockport native speaking on Music and media at the Rockport Public Library Monday August 8th at 7PM

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AUTHOR ANNA SOLOMON REQUESTS INFORMATION ABOUT THE “REAL-LIFE” LUCY PEAR

Author Anna Solomon writes, “I meant to add: An old professor of mine who summers in Annisquam told me about this real-life Lucy Pear, and I got chills! Apparently it is her last name (not middle). I would love to be put in touch with her if anyone has contacts….”

Lucy Pear is the fictional heroine of Anna Solomon’s newest novel Leaving Lucy Pear. Copies are available at the Bookstore of Gloucester and Toad Hall Bookstore. Read more here about Leaving Lucy Pear and about Anna’s three upcoming Cape Ann author events.

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WONDERFUL BUZZ ABOUT ANNA SOLOMON’S “LEAVING LUCY PEAR,” A NEW NOVEL SET ON CAPE ANN!

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At the Bookstore of Gloucester -“Leaving Lucy Pear” is a real page turner – Sharon Bo Abrams can’t put her copy down!

Chosen as a must-read book for summer 2016 by TIME Magazine, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, The Millions, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune

One night in 1917, Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle’s house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree, and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own. The unwed daughter of wealthy Jewish industrialists and a gifted pianist bound for Radcliffe, Bea plans to leave her shameful secret behind and make a fresh start. Ten years later, Prohibition is in full swing, post-WWI America is in the grips of rampant xenophobia, and Bea’s hopes for her future remain unfulfilled. She returns to her uncle’s house, seeking a refuge from her unhappiness. But she discovers far more when the rum-running manager of the local quarry inadvertently reunites her with Emma Murphy, the headstrong Irish Catholic woman who has been raising Bea’s abandoned child—now a bright, bold, cross-dressing girl named Lucy Pear, with secrets of her own.

In mesmerizing prose, award-winning author Anna Solomon weaves together an unforgettable group of characters as their lives collide on the New England coast. Set against one of America’s most turbulent decades, Leaving Lucy Pear delves into questions of class, freedom, and the meaning of family, establishing Anna Solomon as one of our most captivating storytellers.

For more information visit Anna Solomon’s website here. Anna has three upcoming Cape Ann events. In addition to the two posted below, she is also having a reading at the Rockport Library on August 24th.

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Praise for Leaving Lucy Pear

From the first page, I was under the spell of Anna Solomon’s emotionally engaging narrative about the devastating choices we make and the unexpected consequences they bring. This is a fine literary tapestry woven with beautiful language, complex characters, and a precise probing of human desires and demons.

SUE MONK KIDD, New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Wings

Anna Solomon writes with a poet’s reverence for language and a novelist’s ability to keep us turning the page. Leaving Lucy Pear is a gorgeous and engrossing meditation on motherhood, womanhood, and the sacrifices we make for love.

J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN, New York Times bestselling author ofMaine and The Engagements

Leaving Lucy Pear is that rare combination of stunning language, raw emotion, and profound wisdom that catches you up and wrings you out and yet somehow leaves you fuller than when you began. In this tender new novel, Anna Solomon looks at our most fundamental relationships—between mothers, children, and lovers—with more compassion and grace that seems humanly possible.

CELESTE NG, New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You

In Anna Solomon’s marvelously textured new novel, Cape Ann in the late 1920’s thrums with the issues of the day, prohibition and the vote, the immigrant problem and labor strikes, Sacco and Vanzetti and Mother Jones. When two seemingly dissimilar women, Emma and Bea, become bound to the same child, we’re given a piercing and often profound look at motherhood, what it is and isn’t, as well as the ways suffering makes and unmakes us all, sometimes many times over. Solomon is an enormously gifted writer, and her penetrating tale will linger in your mind long after the last page has turned.

PAULA MCLAIN, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun

Leaving Lucy Pear is a mosaic of longing: a cast of characters wrestling with lives they might have led, keeping secrets that could free them, and building uncertain futures. With great empathy, Solomon transports us to an evocative and overlooked time and place in this morally complex and deeply satisfying story.

CHRISTOPHER CASTELLANI, author of All this Talk of Love

A marvel of a novel, bursting with intelligence, insight, compassion, and truth. It reminds me of books I read when young, the ones made me want to write, the sort that keep you reading through the night, unable to close the covers. Anna Solomon is an extraordinarily gifted storyteller and we are the lucky beneficiaries of her gift.

ROBIN BLACK, author of Life Drawing

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