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Literary Luncheon: Sue Halpern

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Main Street Books invites you to an author luncheon featuring Sue Halpern at The Pickled Peach.

Sue Halpern is a Guggenheim Fellow and Rhodes Scholar with a doctorate from Oxford, the author of a book that was made an Emmy-nominated film as well as six others that weren’t, one-half of a therapy dog team, a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, and a major supporter of the ice cream industry. Converse with Sue about her novel, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library, over food and drink by purchasing your tickets below or in the store by October 12th. Tickets include admission to the luncheon, a meal and a copy of Summer Hours at the Robbers Library.

About Sue Halpern's latest novel, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library:

From journalist and author Sue Halpern comes a wry, observant look at contemporary life and its refugees.  Halpern’s novel is an unforgettable tale of family…the kind you come from and the kind you create.


People are drawn to libraries for all kinds of reasons. Most come for the books themselves, of course; some come to borrow companionship. For head librarian Kit, the public library in Riverton, New Hampshire, offers what she craves most: peace. Here, no one expects Kit to talk about the calamitous events that catapulted her out of what she thought was a settled, suburban life. She can simply submerge herself in her beloved books and try to forget her problems.

But that changes when fifteen-year-old, home-schooled Sunny gets arrested for shoplifting a dictionary and is sentenced to perform community service at the library for the summer. Bright, curious, and eager to connect with someone other than her off-the-grid hippie parents, Sunny coaxes Kit out of her self-imposed isolation. They’re joined by Rusty, a Wall Street high-flyer suddenly crashed to earth.

In this little library that has become the heart of this small town, Kit, Sunny, and Rusty are drawn to each other, and to a cast of other offbeat regulars. As they come to terms with how their lives have unraveled, they also discover how they might knit them together again and finally reclaim their stories

Earlier Event: October 14
Main Street Hooks
Later Event: October 16
Main Street Readers Book Club