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Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Monday 14th November

The Lighthouse Auditorium, Chapel Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4EG
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We are thrilled that bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan will be joining us the evening before its release to discuss their new novel Mad Honey!

Mad Honey is a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.

Olivia fled her abusive marriage to return to her hometown and take over the family beekeeping business when her son Asher was six. Now, impossibly, her baby is six feet tall and in his last year of high school, a kind, good-looking, popular ice hockey star with a tiny sprite of a new girlfriend.

Lily also knows what it feels like to start over - when she and her mother relocated to New Hampshire it was all about a fresh start. She and Asher couldn't help falling for each other, and Lily feels happy for the first time. But can she trust him completely?

Then Olivia gets a phone call – Lily is dead, and Asher is arrested on a charge of murder. As the case against him unfolds, she realises he has hidden more than he's shared with her. And Olivia knows firsthand that the secrets we keep reflect the past we want to leave behind – and that we rarely know the people we love well as we think we do.

Each place for this event includes a signed first edition of Mad Honey.

Jodi Picoult is the author of 25 novels, including My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes and Small Great Things. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the New England Bookseller Award for Fiction, the Alex Award from the YA Library Services Association, and the NH Literary Award for Outstanding Literary Merit.

Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of numerous works of fiction and non fiction, including the seminal She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders, which was the first bestselling work by a transgender American. She is a human rights activist and a professor at Barnard College of Columbia University, and a 2022–2023 Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. For many years she was the national co-chair of GLAAD as well as a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.