2017 Summer Spotlight

Join us for a very special author talk and in-person visit with Emma Straub, best-selling author of
The Vacationers and Modern Lovers

in conversation with Elisabeth Egan, Books Editor at Glamour

Presentation, Q & A, and Book Signing

Generously sponsored by Adrienne and S. Dillard Kirby

Emma Straub’s latest New York Times bestseller, Modern Lovers, is a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college—their own kids now going to college—and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in.

  • NPR Best Book of 2016
  • Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016
  • Slate Best Book of the Year
  • Washington Post Notable Fiction Pick

Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions—be they food, or friendship, or music—never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us.

“Ms. Straub writes with such verve and sympathetic understanding of her characters. . .
[An] entertaining novel. . . deftly and thoughtfully written.” – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Emma will be joined in conversation with fellow novelist and Glamour books editor Elisabeth Egan for a lively discussion about inspiration, the writing life, and what it takes to craft a story that touches readers’ hearts.

Elisabeth Egan is the books editor at Glamour and the author of A Window Opens. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in a variety of publications, including Glamour, O, People, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The LA Times. She lives in New Jersey with her family. 

The evening will feature an on-stage conversation between Emma and Elisabeth, followed by Q&A and a sparkling post-event book signing reception with bubbly and sweets. Join us to toast our visiting authors and to celebrate the start of the 2017 Morristown Festival of Books!

Invite your friends for a fun night out!

All tickets are $35. Tickets include a paperback copy of Modern Lovers and a celebratory post-event gathering with refreshments.