Open Book/ Open Mind: Marcy Dermansky and Kate Tuttle in Conversation

Very Nice
Sunday, September 15th, 4 PM

Marcy Dermansky, author of The Red Car, Twins and Bad Marie, will discuss writing and her latest book, Very Nice, with fellow Montclair writer, Kate Tuttle, a former president of the National Book Critics Circle. Kate writes on books for the Boston Globe. Her reviews, interviews, and essays have also appeared in The Los Angeles TimesThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, and National Public Radio.

About the book: Rachel Klein never meant to kiss her creative writing professor, but with his long eyelashes, silky hair and the sad, beautiful life he laid bare on Twitter, she does, and the kiss is very nice.

Zahid Azzam never planned to become a houseguest in his student’s sprawling Connecticut home, but with the sparkling swimming pool, the endless supply of strawberries and Rachel’s beautiful mother, he does, and the home is very nice.

Becca Klein never thought she’d have a love affair so soon after her husband leaves her for a younger woman, but when her daughter’s professor walks into her home, bringing with him a poodle named Princess, she does, and the affair turns out to be… a very bad idea.

An ingenious blend of sex, secrets and betrayal, Very Nice is a sharp, compulsive take on modern life from one of America’s most exciting novelists.

“Five narrators play a game of narrative hot potato with a tale of summer sexcapades … A hell of a lot of stylish fun” –  Kirkus

Watchung Booksellers will have copies of Marcy’s’ books on hand for purchase and signing.  This event is free thanks to grants from our Series Sponsors The Investors Foundation and The Montclair Foundation. Please register HERE to ensure a seat at the event.


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