VIRTUAL EVENT: AMANDA EYRE WARD - The Jetsetters

 

 

 

VIRTUAL EVENT, LIVE ON ZOOM

Saturday, May 2nd at 5PM CST

Author
AMANDA EYRE WARD
discussing
The Jetsetters

In conversation with Clay Smith

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ABOUT THE JETSETTERS

The story of a vibrant but dysfunctional family trapped together on a ten-day Mediterranean cruise—a riveting, irresistible novel from bestselling author Amanda Eyre Ward

“The funniest novel that ever broke your heart.”—Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less

“Dysfunctional family goes away together on a Mediterranean cruise: What’s not to love? This novel fell squarely in my wheelhouse and I was delighted anew in every port. The Jetsetters is fun, sexy and engrossing.”—Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of ’69


When seventy-year-old Charlotte Perkins submits a sexy essay to the “Become a Jetsetter” contest, she dreams of reuniting her estranged children: Lee, an almost-famous actress; Cord, a handsome Manhattan venture capitalist who can’t seem to find a bride; and Regan, a harried mother who took it all wrong when Charlotte bought her a Weight Watchers gift certificate for her birthday. Charlotte yearns for the years when her children were young and she was a single mother who meant everything to them. When she wins the cruise, the family packs all their baggage—literal and figurative—and spends ten days traveling from sun-drenched Athens through glorious Rome to tapas-laden Barcelona on an over-the-top cruise ship, the Splendido Marveloso. As lovers new and old join the adventure, long-buried secrets are revealed, and the Perkins family is forced to confront the defining choices in their lives. Can four lost adults find the peace they’ve been seeking by reconciling their childhood aches and coming back to each other?

In the vein of The Nest and The Vacationers, Ward has created a delicious and intelligent novel about the courage it takes to reveal our true selves, the pleasures and perils of family, and how we navigate the seas of adulthood to cruise—we can only hope—toward joy.


ABOUT AMANDA EYRE WARD

Amanda Eyre Ward is the critically acclaimed author of seven novels, including How to Be LostClose Your EyesThe Same Sky, and The Nearness of You. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.

ABOUT CLAY SMITH

Clay Smith is the Literary Director of the San Antonio Book Festival. He is also the editor-in-chief of Kirkus Reviews and former literary director of the Texas Book Festival. He was elected to the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle in 2015 and has written for the New York Times Book Review, among other publications. He is a graduate of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at NYU and began his journalism career at the Austin Chronicle and talks about books regularly on the public radio program “Texas Standard.”


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Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
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