First Course | Book Event
with Author Jenn Bouchard, Mockingbird Bookshop, & Now You’re Cooking
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 10am–2pm at Now You’re Cooking
We’re cooking up a fun collaboration! If your love of cooking is rivaled only by your enjoyment of reading (especially books set in Maine!), then join Now You’re Cooking, Mockingbird Bookshop, and author Jenn Bouchard for an event celebrating both. Jenn’s recently published book, First Course, is a story set in Maine about family and relationships, amazing food, and life's second acts. Jenn will be at Now You’re Cooking on Saturday, October 2 from 10am–2pm signing copies of First Course. Mockingbird Bookshop will be at the event selling copies of First Course, and if you’d like to pick up a copy in advance it will also be available at Mockingbird Bookshop.
Some of the food that readers will drool over in the book will be served! Can’t wait to see you here.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Second acts can be delicious.
When four life-altering catastrophes hit in just one day—including the loss of her parents in a tragic plane crash—twenty-four-year-old Janie Whitman retreats to her family’s summer house in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Here she tries to provide stability for her older sister Alyssa and two young nieces by cooking them amazing food.
Through a mix-up with the alumni office at her parents’ alma mater, Janie meets a young high school guidance counselor named Rocky at a volunteer event, and their fast-tracked romance helps Janie to see possibilities beyond the life she had known just a few weeks prior. But with her ex-boyfriend (and former boss) making overtures beyond her wildest dreams, as well as Alyssa’s estranged husband willing to do whatever it takes to win her back, the Whitman sisters are faced with big decisions.
Despite the obstacles in their way, when Janie and Alyssa are tasked with establishing a lasting memorial for their parents, they just might find the second acts they are seeking.
(Beginning January 2022)
Join us for conversation and camaraderie. We will discuss a book club selection every other month. Get 10% off your book club purchase.
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(Beginning Fall 2021!)
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