On Sunday, Aug. 7, at 4 p.m., author Anna Solomon will make an appearance at Partners Village Store and Kitchen to discuss her latest book, Leaving Lucy Pear, which has been described by Publisher’s Weekly as “ambitious and satisfying . . . [a] lushly written look at two women’s haunting choices.”

According to South Coast Today.com, The story takes place in late 1910s Massachusetts, and follows Beatrice Haven, a Radcliffe-bound pianist who gives birth out of wedlock, and abandons her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree. Ten years later, she meets Emma Murphy, the woman who raised the child –now a bright, cross-dressing girl named Lucy Pear – as her own. Set in one of America’s most turbulent decades, Leaving Lucy Pear delves into themes of class, freedom, and family.

Solomon’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, One Story, and The Georgia Review. She has produced and reported award-winning features for National Public Radio’s “Living on Earth”, and received two Pushcart Prizes.

She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Please email liz@partnersvillagestore.com or call the store at (508) 636-2572 to reserve a seat. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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