Author Kristyn Kusek-Lewis at W. Bloomfield Library Fri. Oct. 12th!

Debut author Kristyn Kusek-Lewis will be appearing at the West Bloomfield Public Library (4600 Walnut Lake Rd., W.Bloomfield 48323) on Friday, October 12th from 6:30 to 8:30pm to speak and sign copies of her newly released novel How Lucky you Are as part of the library’s After-Hours Reception for Book Clubs.

The reception is open to members of book clubs registered with the Library. Please RSVP by Monday, October 8 with how many from your book club will attend. Call (248)232-2290. Not a registered West Bloomfield book club? Not a problem! Register before October 8 by calling (248)232-2290.

HOW LUCKY YOU ARE is an engaging and moving novel about three women struggling to keep their longstanding friendship alive. Waverly, who’s always been the group’s anchor, runs a cozy bakery but worries each month about her mounting debt. Kate is married to a man who’s on track to be the next governor of Virginia, but the larger questions brewing in their future are unsettling her. Stay-at-home mom Amy has a perfect life on paper, but as the horrific secret she’s keeping from her friends threatens to reveal itself, she panics.

As life’s pressures build all around them, Waverly knows she has some big decisions to make. In doing so, she will discover that the lines between loyalty and betrayal can become blurred, happy endings aren’t always clear-cut, and sometimes you have to risk everything to gain the life you deserve.

“In this wise and compulsively readable debut, Lewis follows three thirtysomething female friends and tackles even the heaviest of subjects with a restrained and self-assured hand, avoiding sentimentality while displaying an impressive emotional range. I could smell the doughnut muffins, taste the margaritas and feel each high and low right along with the delightful characters. If you’ve ever had a best friend or been a best friend, this is a book for you.” (Meg Mitchell Moore, author of The Arrivals and So Far Away )

Kristyn Kusek-Lewis has an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and has worked in magazines for fifteen years. She has written for The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Glamour, Allure, Good Housekeeping, Self, More, Redbook, and more.

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