author event

Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train, will be joining us to discuss and sign copies of her forthcoming novel, The Blue Hour

Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train, among other titles, will be joining us to discuss and sign copies of her forthcoming novel, The Blue Hour. “The Blue Hour is an atmospheric, stylish puzzle box of a thriller with a deliciously inventive premise. I love a locked-room mystery–or, in this case, a locked-island mystery–and Paula Hawkins has delivered a truly exceptional one.” — Liz Moore, New York Times bestselling author of Long Bright River and The God of the Woods. $40.00 ticket price includes autographed copy of The Blue Hour.

Meet acclaimed Pulitzer Prize finalist, Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel will discuss The Elements of Marie Curie: How the Glow of Radium Lit a Path for Women In Science. The acclaimed Pulitzer Prize finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Galileo’s Daughter crafts a luminous chronicle of the life and work of the most famous woman in the history of science, and the untold story of the many young women trained in her laboratory who were launched into stellar scientific careers of their own. $38 ticket price includes autographed copy of The Elements of Marie Curie.

Meet Author Carol Hoenig

Author, publishing consultant and former bookstore owner, Carol Hoenig, will discuss her latest novel, Before She was a Finley, a prequel to Carol’s award-winning novel, Without Grace. She will take questions about her novel, as well as writing and the publishing industry. She will sign purchased copies following the discussion. You may find out more about her at Carolhoenig.com.

Join Michael Benson and Craig Singer, authors of Moguls: The Lives and Times of Hollywood Film Pioneers Nicholas and Joseph Schenck

Join Michael Benson and Craig Singer, authors of Moguls: The Lives and Times of Hollywood Film Pioneers Nicholas and Joseph Schenck, as they screen a silent movie, discuss their book, the sensational, lurid, and wickedly entertaining true story of the brothers who invented Hollywood to become the godfathers of cinema – movie moguls Nicholas and Joseph Schenck – studded with glamorous stars, scandals, mobsters, murders, and one legendary blond bombshell.

Michael Benson is the author of more than sixty books, including the nonfiction history and crime titles Gangsters vs Nazis, Betrayal in BloodKiller TwinsMommy DeadliestWho’s Who in the JFK Assassination, and The Devil at Genesee Junction.  He regularly appears on ID: Investigation Discovery channel and is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Award.

Craig Singer is an Emmy-nominated director, producer, writer and filmmaker. A Former Disney executive, he directed and produced the films A Good Night to Die (2003), Dark Ride (2006), Perkins’ 14 (2009) and Animal Room (1995). His latest film, 6:45, earned multiple awards, including Best Feature, Paris Independent Film Festival; Best Feature, Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards; Best Horror Feature, Hong Kong Indie Film Festival; and Best Director, Catalina Film Festival. He was nominated for an Emmy in the interactive fiction category in 2008 and his series have been honored many times by the Telly’s and Webby’s. He lives in New Jersey and Moguls is his first book. Ticket price of $36.00 includes an autographed copy of Moguls.

Meet Elyssa Friedland

Elyssa Friedland is the acclaimed author of Last Summer at the Golden HotelThe Floating FeldmansThe Intermission, and Love and Miss Communication and most recently, Jackpot Summer, which she will be discussing, reading from and signing copies. Elyssa is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School and currently teaches novel writing at Yale. On the Road Book Events will be selling copies of Jackpot Summer.

Meet Best-Selling Author, Joyce Maynard

From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard comes the eagerly anticipated follow-up to her beloved novel Count the Ways–a complex story of three generations of a family and its remarkable, resilient, indomitable matriarch, Eleanor.

How the Light Gets In follows Eleanor and her family through fifteen years (2010 to 2024) as their story plays out against a uniquely American backdrop and the events that transform their world (climate change, the January 6th insurrection, school violence) and shape their lives (later-life love, parental alienation, steadfast friendship). With her trademark sensitivity and insight, Joyce Maynard paints an indelible portrait of characters both familiar and new making their way over rough, messy, and treacherous terrain to find their way to what is, for each, a place to call “home.”

 

Joyce Maynard is the author of twelve previous novels and five books of nonfiction, as well as the syndicated column Domestic Affairs. Her bestselling memoir, At Home in the World, has been translated into sixteen languages. Her novels To Die For and Labor Day were both adapted for film. Maynard divides her time between homes in California, New Hampshire, and Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. She will be in conversation with author Carol Hoenig.

An advanced ticket price of $36 includes an autographed copy and light refreshments. $50 at the door. https://www.cbsbdrvc.org/form/sisterhood-joyce-maynard.html For more information call 516-764-4100. 

Carol Hoenig is the author of the forthcoming novel, Before She Was a Finley, a prequel to Without Grace, as well as the author of Of Little Faith and The Author’s Guide to Planning Book Events. Her essays are in a number of anthologies. She is President of Carol Hoenig Publishing Consultant, co-owner of On the Road Book Events and co-podcaster on Wildflowers Podcast: Books, Booze and Banter on YouTube. She is presently working on another novel…or two. You may find out more about her at Carolhoenig.com.

Meet Author Carrie Mullins

Carrie Mullins will discuss “The Book of Mothers: How Literature Can Help Us Reinvent Modern Motherhood” with author Carol Hoenig

This treasure trove for book lovers explores fifteen classic novels with memorable maternal figures, and examines how our cultural notions of motherhood have been shaped by literature.

Sweet, supportive, dependable, selfless. Long before she had children of her own, journalist Carrie Mullins knew how mothers should behave. But how? Where did these expectations come from–and, more importantly, are they serving the mothers whose lives they shape? Carrie’s suspicion, later crystallized while raising two small children, was that our culture’s idealization of motherhood was not only painfully limiting but harmful, leaving women to cope with impossible standards–standards rarely created by mothers themselves.

To discover how we might talk about motherhood in a more realistic, nuanced, and inclusive way, Carrie turned to literature with memorable maternal figures for answers. Moving through the literary canon–from Pride and Prejudice and Little Women to The Great Gatsby, Beloved, Heartburn, and The Joy Luck Club–Carrie traces the origins of our modern mothering experience. By interrogating the influences of politics, economics, feminism, pop culture, and family life in each text, she identifies the factors that have shaped our prevailing views of motherhood, and puts these classics into conversation with the most urgent issues of the day. Who were these literary mothers, beyond their domestic responsibilities and familial demands? And what lessons do they have for us today–if we choose to listen? 

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Carrie Mullins is a journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in Parents, Food & Wine Magazine, Epicurious, Tin House, and Publishers Weekly, among other publications. She is a former National Editor at the James Beard Award-winning website Serious Eats and a longtime contributor to Electric Literature, where she covered the intersection of literature and culture. 

Carol Hoenig writes for Long Island Woman Magazine and is an award-winning novelist whose latest novel, “Before She Was a Finley” will be published September 10, 2024.