Jennifer Close | Marrying the Ketchups

What:

Jennifer Close will appear in conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan to celebrate her new novel Marrying the Ketchups.

  • This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register for the event here. Once you register, you will receive an invitation to join the event.
  • NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet at a sufficient bandwidth. If you have not used Zoom before, don't worry: It's easy! Here's a quick reference guide to help you get oriented: Getting Started with Zoom

When:

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 7:00 PM Central Time

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of Marrying the Ketchups from our bookshop. Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come! 

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About the Creator:

Jennifer Close is the best-selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Smart One, and The Hopefuls. Born and raised on the North Shore of Chicago, she is a graduate of Boston College and received her MFA in Fiction Writing from the New School. She now lives in Washington, DC, and teaches creative writing at Catapult.

J. Courtney Sullivan is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels CommencementMaineThe Engagements, and Saints For All Occasions. Her work has been translated into 17 languages. Sullivan's writing has appeared in The New York Times Book ReviewThe Washington PostThe Chicago TribuneNew York magazine, ElleGlamourAllureReal Simple, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among many others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two children.

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping can run from $25-50US in addition to the cost of the book and can take up to 3 months to reach its destination. Additionally, we can only ship to certain regions and countries. If you'd like to pursue international shipping, please email cathy@bluewillowbookshop.com.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 7:00pm
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Marrying the Ketchups: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525658870
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - April 26th, 2022

An irresistible comedy of manners about three generations of a Chicago restaurant family and the deep-fried, beer-battered, cream cheese-frosted love that feeds them all—from the best-selling author of Girls in White Dresses
 


Friends and Strangers: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525436478
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 27th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK

An insightful, hilarious, and compulsively readable novel about a complicated friendship between two women who are at two very different stages in life, from the bestselling author of Maine and Saints for All Occasions.