Conversation with Ann Napolitano | Hello Beautiful
Conversation with Ann Napolitano | Hello BeautifulOnline
Join us in-person in the library or online for a conversation with Ann Napolitano, author of Hello Beautiful, an exquisite homage to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic, Little Women. Joining Ann in conversation is Phoebe Rowe, author of Swan Light.
William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him—so when he meets the spirited and ambitious Julia Padavano in his freshman year of college, it’s as if the world has lit up around him. With Julia comes her family, as she and her three sisters are inseparable: Sylvie, the family’s dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book; Cecelia is a free-spirited artist; and Emeline patiently takes care of them all. With the Padavanos, William experiences a newfound contentment; every moment in their house is filled with loving chaos. But then darkness from William’s past surfaces, jeopardizing not only Julia’s carefully orchestrated plans for their future, but the sisters’ unshakeable devotion to one another. The result is a catastrophic family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most?
Ann Napolitano is the author of Dear Edward, which was an instant New York Times bestseller, a Read with Jenna selection, and is now an Apple TV+ series. She is also the author of the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arm’s Reach. For seven years, Napolitano was the associate editor of the literary magazine One Story, and she received an MFA from New York University. She has taught fiction writing at Brooklyn College’s MFA program, New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and Gotham Writers Workshop.
Phoebe Rowe was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, and studied history and journalism at NYU. She works as a brand copywriter and resides in Brooklyn, New York. Swan Light is her first novel.
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- Thursday, July 20, 2023
- 5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern Time
- Large Meeting Room
- Lewes Public Library