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Launch Party with Maribeth Fischer | A Season of Perfect Happiness

Launch Party with Maribeth Fischer | A Season of Perfect Happiness

Online & In-Person


Join us in the library or online for a launch party and Happy Hour with Maribeth Fischer, author of A Season of Perfect Happiness, which fundamentally questions what makes a “good” mother, with a propulsive and heartrending portrayal of one woman’s efforts to find her voice. Joining Maribeth in conversation is Susan Kehoe, owner of Browseabout Books.

Ten years after an unspeakable tragedy caused Claire to flee her hometown in Delaware, she finally feels content. She has a quiet, tidy life in Wisconsin, a place she picked at random for its shape on a map. Her careful existence centers on a simple plan: keep her social circle small and keep the past a secret. But when she meets Erik—a lighthearted theater nerd who gives Claire more of a chance than she’s given herself in a long time—that plan seems increasingly impossible, especially after she finds herself emotionally entangled not only with Erik, but with his ex-wife, Annabelle; their three young children; and a small set of friends, the kind she’d always wanted to have around her. Life after the accident can be full of joy, Claire realizes. But when a person from her past arrives, Claire’s worst mistake threatens her new life, and the deep friendships she’s made hang in the balance. If Claire chooses to share the parts of herself she has kept locked away for so long, will the family she has built still recognize her — and have a place for her? Or will everything she has spent the last decade working toward fall apart?

Maribeth Fischer is the founder and executive director of the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild. She has received three Delaware Division of the Arts fellowships and two Pushcart Prizes for her essays. Her two previous books, The Language of Good-bye and The Life You Longed For, have been sold in six foreign countries. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University.

We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of their book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes signed. Books will be available for sale and for signing at the event.

NOTE: this session is available to attend in-person or through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER and indicate which you prefer.

If you have need assistance with registration or getting your Zoom invitation, please email us.

Basic written instructions for using Zoom may be found here and a brief video tutorial may be found here. Closed captioning is available for all our sessions. Information on enabling closed captioning in Zoom may be found here.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Tuesday, August 20, 2024
5:00pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time
Large Meeting Room
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
  Book Discussions  

Registration is required. There are 39 in-person seats available. There are 498 online seats available.