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Author Talk & Book Launch: Emma Grey with Kristyn Kusek Lewis

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The library is excited to co-host author Emma Grey with Bards Alley Bookshop for the launch of her adult debut novel, The Last Love Note! She will be in conversation with author Kristyn Kusek Lewis and they will be taking audience questions afterwards! Emma will also sign copies of her book that can be purchased through Bards Alley (www.bardsalley.com).

In The Last Love Note, Kate is a bit of a mess. Two years after losing her young husband Cameron, she’s grieving, solo parenting, working like mad at her university fundraising job, always dropping the ball—and yet clinging to her sense of humor. Lurching from one comedic crisis to the next, she also navigates an overbearing mom and a Tinder-obsessed best friend who's determined to match Kate with her hot new neighbor.When an in-flight problem leaves Kate and her boss, Hugh, stranded for a weekend on the east coast of Australia, she finally has a chance, away from her son, to really process her grief and see what’s right in front of her. Can she let go of the love of her life and risk her heart a second time? When it becomes clear that Hugh is hiding a secret, Kate turns to the trail of scribbled notes she once used to hold her life together. The first note captured her heart. Will the last note set it free? The Last Love Note will make readers laugh, cry, and renew their faith in the resilience of the human heart—and in love itself.

About the Authors

Emma Grey is a novelist, feature writer, photographer, professional speaker and accountability coach. She wrote her first adult novel, The Last Love Note, in the wake of her husband’s death. It’s a fictional tribute to their love, an attempt to articulate the magnitude of her loss and a life-affirming commitment to hope. Emma lives just outside Canberra, where her world centres on her two adult daughters, young son, loved step-children and step-grandchildren, writing, photography, and endlessly chasing the Aurora Australis.  

Kristyn Kusek Lewis is the bestselling author of four novels, including Perfect Happiness and Half of What You Hear.  Kristyn is also the Contributing Books Editor for Real Simple magazine, where she handles the magazine's books coverage for an audience of over 11 million monthly readers. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Reader's Digest, and many more. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her family.