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Every Other Wednesday

Susan Kietzman

ISBN 9781617735516
Publish Date 4/25/2017
Format Trade Paperback
Categories General, Women's Fiction, Kensington, May 2017

Three women, each facing an empty nest, come together to cheer and challenge one another in this insightful, poignant new novel from acclaimed author Susan Kietzman.

For years, Ellie, Alice, and Joan enjoyed a casual friendship while volunteering at their children’s Connecticut high school. Now, with those children grown and gone to college, a local tragedy brings the three into contact again. But what begins as a catch-up lunch soon moves beyond small talk to the struggles of this next stage of life.

Joan Howard has spent thirty years of marriage doing what’s expected of Howard women: shopping, dressing well, and keeping a beautiful home. Unfulfilled, her boredom and emptiness eventually find a secret outlet at the local casino. Meanwhile, Ellie’s efforts to expand her accounting business lead to a new friendship that clashes with her family’s traditional worldview. And Alice, feeling increasingly distant from her husband, and alienated from her once fit body, takes up running again. But a terrifying ordeal shatters her confidence and spurs a decision that will affect all three women in different ways.

Over the course of an eventful year, Ellie, Alice, and Joan will meet every other Wednesday to talk, plan—and find the freedom, and the courage, to redefine themselves.

Praise for the novels of Susan Kietzman

“Beautifully written and closely observed…captures the deep and complicated love of family. Reading this lovely novel, I felt the embrace of summer on the shoreline.” —New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice on The Summer Cottage

“Readers will find themselves drawn into the tragedies and triumphs of this fictional family—distinct and yet utterly relatable.” —Hartford Books Examiner on The Good Life

About Susan Kietzman:

Susan Kietzman is a Connecticut native. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Connecticut College and a master's degree in journalism from Boston University. She has worked in both magazine and newspaper publishing and currently writes grants for the Mystic Seaport Museum. The Good Life is her first novel. She lives with her family in Mystic, CT.

Photo Credit: Jenn Johnston

April 20th @ 1:15 pm
American Association of University Women
New Canaan Branch
38th Annual Book and Author Luncheon
Woodway Country Club, Darien, CT

April 27th @ 6pm
Book launch
EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY by Susan Kietzman
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St, Mystic, CT 06355

May 4 @ 12 pm
Author Series Lunch
Norwalk Public Library
1 Belden Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850

May 4 @ 7 pm
Book talk and signing
Fairfield University Bookstore
Fairfield Center, 1499 Post Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824

May 9th @ 7pm
Book reading and signing
R.J. Julia
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

June 1st @ 4pm
Book reading and signing with Nan Rossiter
The Hickory Stick Bookshop
2 Green Hill Road,
Washington Depot, CT 06794

June 6th @ 6pm
Book reading and signing with Nan Rossiter
Savoy Bookshop and Café
10 Canal St, Westerly, RI 02891

June 20 @ 3 pm
Book signing
Barnes & Noble
Midland Mall
6800 Eastman Ave
Midland, MI 48642

July 26 @7 pm
Connecticut Author Trail
Book talk and signing
Groton Public Library
52 Newtown Rd
Groton, CT 06340

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