Book Talk: An Evening With Acclaimed Authors Brooke Lea Foster and Susie Orman Schnall.

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Please join authors Brooke Lea Foster and Susie Orman Schnall in a candid conversation with moderator Avery Carpenter Forrey as they discuss their newly-launched novels "All the Summers in Between" and "Anna Bright is Hiding Something." They will discuss writing strong female characters, how to keep readers turning pages and offer a behind the scenes look at their books.


Brooke Lea Foster is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, The New York TimesThe AtlanticThe Washington Post MagazineGood HousekeepingPeople, and Parade Magazine.  An alumna of The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, she is the author of three nonfiction books and the novels Summer Darlings, On Gin Lane, and her latest, All the Summers In Between

“If you’re looking to dive into historical fiction this summer, look no further than Brooke Lea Foster's latest book, All the Summers in Between,” (Town & Country Magazine.) Foster's page-turning novel deals with two estranged friends whose unexpected reconnection in the Hamptons forces them to finally confront the terrible event that drove them apart ten years earlier. Set in the dual timelines of 1967 and 1977, All the Summers In Between is at once a mesmerizing portrait of a complex friendship, a delicious glimpse into a bygone Hamptons, and a powerful coming-of-age experience for two young women during a transformative era.

Brooke also writes about travel, reading and writing in her popular Dear Fiction newsletter. 

Susie Orman Schnall is the author of five novels about ambitious women: Anna Bright Is Hiding Something, We Came Here to Shine, The Subway Girls, The Balance Project, and On Grace. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, HuffPost, PopSugar, Writer’s Digest, Harper's Bazaar, and Glamour. She’s also a screenwriter currently shopping her first pilot and feature-length screenplay. A mother of three grown sons, Susie was born in Philadelphia, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and now lives with her husband in New York. When she's not reading or writing you can find her pretending to be a graphic designer on Canva, doing a crossword puzzle, or hiking to the top of a mountain.

Avery Carpenter Forrey is the author of Social Engagement, which was a GMA Buzz Pick and featured by Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Buzzfeed, and other publications. As Managing Editor at the Skimm, she cowrote the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Skimm Your Life. Her work has also appeared in The Cut, Lit Hub, and GQ. She holds an MFA in fiction from NYU and lives in Connecticut with her husband and daughter.

Bronx River Books will be on hand to sell books for signing.