Today Will Be Different, with Maria Semple

We are happy to welcome back one of our favorite authors, Maria Semple (Where'd You Go, Bernadette?), who will talk about her new book Today Will Be Different on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3pm. Bainbridge Island author Jonathan Evison will join her up front in conversation about her book, writing, and the vagaries of life.

This dazzling new novel, already a staff recommendation here at EHBC, charts the day in the life of a frazzled, if endearing, Seattle mother/wife/artist. Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she'll tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son Timby. But before she can put her modest plan into action--life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake-sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office--but not Eleanor--that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.

"Whipsmart, dazzling, darkly comic and deeply touching. I loved it!" Marian Keyes, author of The Brightest Star in the Sky and This Charming Man

Maria Semple is the author of This One Is Mine and Where'd You Go, Bernadette, which has been translated into eighteen languages. She lives in Seattle.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Today Will Be Different Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316403436
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 4th, 2016

Where'd You Go, Bernadette Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316204262
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

This One Is Mine Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316551731
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Published: Little Brown and Company - December 20th, 2016