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SLCL Foundation Presents Acclaimed “Maine” Novelist J. Courtney Sullivan

Press Release

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 10:00a.m.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present award-winning author J. Courtney Sullivan for a discussion and signing of her latest novel “The Engagements” on Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.
The event is co-sponsored by Maryville University.  
The bestselling author of “Maine” presents an exhilarating novel about Frances Gerety, the pioneering ad woman who coined the famous slogan “A Diamond is Forever,” and four unique marriages that will test how true—or not—those words might be.
Evelyn has been married to her husband for forty years, but their son’s messy divorce has put them at rare odds; James, a beleaguered paramedic, has spent most of his marriage haunted by his wife’s family’s expectations; Delphine has thrown caution to the wind and left a peaceful French life for an exciting but rocky romance in America; and Kate, partnered with Dan for a decade, has seen every kind of wedding and has vowed never, ever, to have one of her own. As the stories connect to each other and to Frances’s legacy in surprising ways, “The Engagements” explores the complicated ins and outs of relationships, then, now, and forever. 
“The Engagements” is a People Magazine Top 10 Best Book of the Year.
J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels “Commencement” and “Maine.” “Maine” was named a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine and a Washington Post Notable Book for 2011. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, and New York magazine, among others.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit