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Lite Lunch // NY Times Bestseller “Leaving”

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

$25.00 – $35.00

Along with Buxton Books, we are thrilled to welcome beloved author Roxanna Robinson for exclusive appearance on her latest release, Leaving, a novel that explores the vows we make to one another, the tensile relationships between parents and their children, and what we owe to others and ourselves. Renowned for numerous works of literary fiction as well as a biography of Georgia O’Keeffe, Robinson is not new to acclaim; Leaving has received accolades from Washington Post, NYT, People Magazine, Oprah Daily, NPR and many many more.

Leaving navigates the chasm between responsibility and desire when two long-lost lovers reconnect. This beautiful book will sweep you away.”People Magazine

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to purchase one or more signed copies, please visit Buxton Books here.

About the Book

Sarah and Warren’s college love story ended in a single moment. Decades later, when a chance meeting brings them together, a passion ignites—threatening the foundations of the lives they’ve built apart. Since they parted in college, each has married, raised a family, and made a career. When they meet again, Sarah is divorced and living outside New York, while Warren is still married and living in Boston. Seeing Warren sparks an awakening in Sarah, who feels emotionally alive for the first time in decades. Still, she hesitates to reclaim a chance at love after her painful divorce and years of framing her life around her children and her work. Warren has no such reservations: he wants to leave his marriage but can’t predict how his wife and daughter will react. As their affair intensifies, Sarah and Warren must confront the moral responsibilities of their love for their families and each other. Leaving charts a passage through loyalty and desire as it builds to a shattering conclusion. In her boldest and most powerful work to date, Roxana Robinson demonstrates her “trademark gifts as an intelligent, sensitive analyst of family life” (Wendy Smith, Chicago Tribune) in an engrossing exploration of the vows we make to one another, the tensile relationships between parents and their children, and what we owe to others and ourselves.

About Roxana Robinson

Roxana Robinson is the author of eleven books—seven novels, three collections of short stories, and the biography of Georgia O’Keeffe. Four of these were chosen as New York Times Notable Books, two as New York Times Editors’ Choices. Her fiction has appeared in The New YorkerThe AtlanticHarper’sBest American Short StoriesThe Southampton ReviewEp!phany and elsewhere. Her work has been widely anthologized and broadcast on NPR. Her books have been published in England, France, Germany, Holland and Spain. Roxana Robinson has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, and she was named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library. Robinson has served on the Boards of PEN and the Authors Guild, and was the president of the Authors Guild. She has received the Barnes and Noble “Writers for Writers Award,” given by Poets and Writers, and the Award for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community from the Authors Guild. She teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College.

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Lite Lunch // NY Times Bestseller "Leaving"
$ 25.00
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Lite Lunch // NY Times Bestseller "Leaving"
$ 35.00
125 available

Details

Date:
November 20
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$25.00 – $35.00