The Bookstore Plus is pleased to host author Alison McGhee for a book signing event. Alison will be at the bookstore on Friday, November 3rd, 2017, from 3 to 5 PM to autograph copies of her new book "Never Coming Back".
About The Book| A young woman returns to her small-town Adirondacks home to care for her mother--just as secrets from her past begin to surface--in this tender novel by best-selling author Alison McGhee
When Clara Winter left her rural Adirondack Mountain town for college, she never looked back. Her mother, Tamar, a fiercely independent but loving woman who raised Clara on her own, all but pushed her out the door, forcing Clara to build a new life for herself, far from her roots, far from her high school boyfriend, far from the life she has always known. Now more than a decade has passed, and Clara, a successful writer, has been summoned home. Tamar has become increasingly forgetful and can no longer live on her own. But just as her mother’s memory is beginning to slip away, Clara’s questions are building. Why was Tamar so insistent that Clara leaves home all those years ago? Just what secrets was she hiding? If Clara, too, carries inside her the gene for early-onset Alzheimer’s, what does that mean for her own future? With great tenderness and humanity, Alison McGhee tells the story of a young woman finding her way in life, determined to know her mother—and by extension herself—before it's too late.
About The Author| Alison McGhee writes novels, picture books, poems, and essays for all ages, including the forthcoming novel Never Coming Back and the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller "Someday", illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages. She lives in Minneapolis, California, and Vermont.
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“A luminous novel.” (Kirkus)
“Never Coming Back is a deeply moving exploration of growing up and growing old, and the ties that bind parents and children – and the mysteries that sometimes keep us apart.”—Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of The Sleepwalker, Midwives, and The Sandcastle Girls
“Alison McGhee returns to the landscape of the Adirondacks in this beautifully devastating novel about the things that remain unspoken between parent and child. Clara Winter’s need to know what lies on the other side of her mother’s Alzheimer’s-induced silence drives this book toward its ferocious conclusion. Never Coming Back is an exquisite book, brim-full with nostalgia, love, regret, humor, yearning–and unforgettable prose.”—Julie Schumacher, author of Dear Committee Members