Monday, November 14th
Eleanor Flood is going to re-examine her life, clean up her act, get dressed, only change into yoga clothes for yoga, which today she will actually attend, and be a better version of herself--all in one day.
But then, as it always does, life happens. Eleanor's husband, Joe, is missing, and their son, Timby, is wearing eye shadow to school and getting into fashion battles on the playground that pull Eleanor away from the afternoon of poetry lessons and art-making she had planned for herself. (It's true that it's Eleanor's fault: She did put makeup in Timby's Christmas stocking.) Just when it seems like things can't get any weirder or more in the way of Eleanor's personal transformation, a graphic memoir called The Flood Sisters surfaces, and the dramatic family story it tells reveals long-buried secrets and a younger sister to whom Eleanor never speaks.
This book is available in hardcover ($27.00).
Maria Semple discusses and signs her book, Today Will Be Different.
If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.