Authors on Stage: Caroline Leavitt
Caroline Leavitt, author of the new novel Is This Tomorrow, will speak at the New Canaan Library on Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. This event is part of the Library's Authors on Stage program, and is cosponsored by Elm Street Books, New Canaan.
What does it mean to be an outsider in a community? How do we keep the ones we love safe? in 1950s suburbia, everything is meant to be perfect, even as paranoia about Communism and nuclear bombs winds its way through the supposed paradise. But when divorced, sensual-without-meaning-to-be, Jewish single mother Ava rents a house with her 12-year-old son, Lewis, she struggles to fit in and find her place in the neighborhood. Lewis finds solace with the only other two fatherless kids on the block, his best friends Jimmy and Rose, but when Jimmy vanishes one day, Ava is suddenly suspect and Lewis and Rose's life will be changed forever. A novel about people trying desperately to uncover secrets about the past--and about themselves.