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Meet Author Colleen Oakley

2023-04-04 19:00:00 2023-04-04 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Colleen Oakley Join us when author Colleen Oakley visits to discuss her new novel, <i>The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Tuesday, April 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-04 19:00:00 2023-04-04 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Colleen Oakley Join us when author Colleen Oakley visits to discuss her new novel, <i>The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise</i>. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Middleburg Heights Branch

Meeting Room A/B (120)

Join us when author Colleen Oakley visits to discuss her new novel, The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise.

About the author:

Colleen Oakley is the USA Today bestselling author of The Invisible Husband of Frick Island, You Were There Too, Close Enough to Touch and Before I Go. Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages around the world and won multiple awards including Georgia Author of the Year and The French Reader’s Prize. A former magazine editor for Women’s Health & Fitness and Marie Claire, Colleen lives in Atlanta with her husband, four children, three chickens, and a mutt named Baxter.

The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise follows twenty-one-year-old Tanner Quimby who needs a place to live. Preferably one where she can continue sitting around in sweatpants and playing video games nineteen hours a day. Since she has no credit or money to speak of, her options are limited, so when an opportunity to work as a live-in caregiver for an elderly woman falls into her lap, she takes it.
 
One slip on the rug. That’s all it took for Louise Wilt’s daughter to demand that Louise have a full-time nanny living with her. Never mind that she can still walk fine, finish her daily crossword puzzle, and pour the two fingers of vodka she drinks every afternoon. Bottom line: Louise wants a caretaker even less than Tanner wants to be one.
 
The two start off their living arrangement happily ignoring each other until Tanner starts to notice things—weird things. Like, why does Louise keep her garden shed locked up tighter than a prison? And why is the local news fixated on the suspect of one of the biggest jewelry heists in American history who looks eerily like Louise? And why does Louise suddenly appear in her room, with a packed bag at 1 a.m.  insisting that they leave town immediately?

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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Middleburg Heights Branch

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Phone: 440.234.3600
Fax: 440.234.0849
Branch manager
Ronald Block

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Apr 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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