The launch event will take place in Nantucket, MA, on Tuesday, July 11th from 6-7 pm. This live event will feature a discussion between Harvey and #1 New York Times Bestselling author and Nantucket resident Elin Hilderbrand exploring the inspirations and influences behind their work.
This event marks the launch of Harvey’s 10th novel, which follows an entirely new cast of characters as they embark on an emotional journey of friendship, tragedy, and intrigue. At this event, fans will get a first look at the novel, and will be able to purchase signed copies of the book after the talk concludes. (Books are also available for preorder now.)
The Summer Of Songbirds follows a colorful cast of childhood friends – now grown – as they reunite to attempt to save the summer camp that formed the foundation of their friendship. However, not everything is as simple as it seems. Matters become even more complicated as main character attorney Daphne discovers that her client and the fiance of one of her lifelong friends has committed a crime. Daphne’s decisions following this discovery shape the future of the camp she loves so much, and the fabric of her friends’ lives.
Early reviews of the novel have lauded it as one of Harvey’s best yet, with many reviewers praising her honest and richly crafted prose. Others have praised Harvey as the next important voice to come out of the Southern fiction genre, following in the footsteps of genre-defining authors like Mary Kay Andrews and Emily Giffin.
One reviewer stated, “Harvey reminds us that sisterhood can take many forms…With a strong dose of nostalgia and multiple narrations from Daphne, Lanier, and June, the book will appeal to Mary Kay Andrews and Katherine Center fans, who will revel in the support the women demonstrate for one another.”
Harvey is perhaps best known for her 4-part Peachtree Bluff series, which is now being adapted to the screen, currently in production with NBC. This series alongside her other standalone works have repeatedly seen her appear on the New York Times Bestseller list, along with several other must-read recommendations from Booklist and other well-known reviewers.
Fans who are unable to attend this event will get a second chance to meet Harvey and hear her speak the following day alongside Hildebrand at Mitchell’s Book Corner starting at 11 am. Seating for both events is first come, first served, and no purchase or ticket is necessary to attend the event.
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