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Taylor Jenkins Reid

Tuesday 18th October

Christ Church, Julian Road, Bath, Somerset BA1 2RH
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We are delighted to announce the literary sensation Taylor Jenkins Reid will join us once more in Bath for an evening discussing and celebrating her new novel Carrie Soto is Back. 

Jenkins Reid is the Sunday Times bestselling author of several novels, including Daisy Jones & The SixThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Forever, Interrupted. Now, she returns to Bath for her new novel Carrie Soto is Back, a powerful tale about the cost of greatness, in which a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime.

Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular.

By the time Carrie retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Slam titles. And if you ask her, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father as her coach.

But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning, British player named Nicki Chan.

At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked the ‘Battle-Axe’ anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.

In spite of it all: Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. 

Join us for an evening celebrating this unforgettable portrait of female ambition in all its raw and divine glory. Once more Jenkins Reid has woven a story that will stay with you long after the last page is turned.