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In-Person Event with Emily Giffin/Meant to Be

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In-Person Event with Emily Giffin/Meant to Be

Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person event with bestselling author Emily Giffin to celebrate the release of Meant to Be on Friday, June 3 at 7pm CT. Emily will be in conversation with Alison Hasty, of the Hasty Book List! 


Tickets include a pre-signed copy of Meant to Be. This event will feature a talk from the author and then attendees may line up to get their book personalized if they wish, as well as take a photo with Emily.


This event will be held at Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College, and pre-registration is required as space is limited. 


ABOUT THE BOOK:

A restless golden boy and a girl with a troubled past navigate a love story that may be doomed before it even begins, in this “glorious, satisfying” (Adriana Trigiani) new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted and The Lies That Bind.

“I’m a sucker for an iconic, against-all-odds love story, and Meant to Be truly delivers.”—Tia Williams, author of Seven Days in June

The Kingsley family is American royalty, beloved for their military heroics, political service, and unmatched elegance. In 1967, after Joseph S. Kingsley, Jr. is killed in a tragic accident, his charismatic son inherits the weight of that legacy. But Joe III is a free spirit—and a little bit reckless. Despite his best intentions, he has trouble meeting the expectations of a nation, as well as those of his exacting mother, Dottie.

Meanwhile, no one ever expected anything of Cate Cooper. She, too, grew up fatherless—and after her mother marries an abusive man, she is forced to fend for herself. After being discovered by a model scout at age sixteen, Cate decides that her looks may be her only ticket out of the cycle of disappointment that her mother has always inhabited. Before too long, Cate’s face is in magazines and on billboards. Yet she feels like a fraud, faking it in a world to which she’s never truly belonged.

When Joe and Cate unexpectedly cross paths one afternoon, their connection is instant and intense. But can their relationship survive the glare of the spotlight and the so-called Kingsley curse? In a beautifully written novel that captures a gilded moment in American history, Emily Giffin tells the story of two people searching for belonging and identity, as well as the answer to the question: Are certain love stories meant to be?


About the Author

Emily Giffin is the author of ten internationally bestselling novels: Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You’re With, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, The One & Only, First Comes Love, All We Ever Wanted, and The Lies That Bind. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.

Ashley Hasty (moderator) is the book blogger behind HastyBookList.com, a site for reviews, features, and interviews with authors, audiobook narrators, and book jacket designers, and co-host of the The Best of Women’s Fiction Podcast with Lainey Cameron. Ashley has a Ph.D. in fashion history so it’ll come as no surprise that her favorite genre is historical fiction, but she enjoys and features a variety of genres on the blog. When not reading or blogging, she teaches college courses in marketing, merchandising, and fashion history.


An important note about your tickets:

Each person attending needs their own ticket with a QR code or a barcode.  If you purchased multiple tickets, you will need an individual ticket for each person.  One QR code will not work for multiple people.  Please check your information and reprint if needed from the EventCombo website or app.


Please read these COVID protection guidelines carefully:

Anderson’s Bookshop reserves the right to change the format of this event to a virtual one at any time if it becomes necessary. Please be advised that Anderson’s Bookshop assumes no responsibility or liability for any personal injury or other loss you may incur as a result of your decision to attend an event, including the transmission of Covid-19 or related illnesses. We expect that for the protection of everyone, all applicable Covid-related protocols will be followed.  Failure to treat all participants with courtesy and respect may result in your expulsion from the event. 

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