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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 31, 2022: PUBLICATION DAY FOR THE FOUNDLING 

May 31, 2022:  THE FOUNDLING virtual book launch party. Please join Lee Woodruff and Ann as they celebrate and discuss books and writing with Powell’s Books (virtual event with surprise special guests). 8 PM EST

June 1, 2022: Harvard Book Store (Cambridge, MA). In-store conversation with Laura Zigman and Alex Green. 7PM EST

June 2, 2022: An Unlikely Story (Plainville, MA). In-store conversation with Whitney Scharer7PM EST

June 3, 2022: RJ Julia (Madison, CT). In-store conversation with Anthony Marra 6PM EST

June 6, 2022: Politics & Prose (Washington, DC). In-person conversation with Mary Jordan. 7PM EST

June 7, 2022: New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, MA). Virtual event with Alex Green. 3PM EST

June 7, 2022: Main Point Books and Tredyffrin Public Library (Wayne, PA). In-person conversation with Kelly Simmons. 7PM EST

June 8, 2022: Hoffman Breast Center’s Annual Pink Pages Fundraiser. Annual event organized by author and breast-cancer survivor Alice Hoffman to benefit Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge,MA. Virtual event. Tickets here. 7:00-8:00 EST

June 8, 2022: Midtown Scholar Bookstore (Harrisburg, PA). In-person conversation with Angela Haupt. 7PM EST

June 9, 2022: Center for Fiction (Brooklyn, NY). In-store conversation with Maud Newton. 7PM EST

June 10, 2022: A Mighty Blaze  in conversation with Caroline Leavitt and Jenna Blum. Virtual event. Live at 4PM EST

June 16, 2022:  THE GOOD HOUSE MOVIE WILL PREMIERE AT THE TRIBECA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN MANHATTAN. TICKETS FOR SCREENINGS AVAILABLE HERE.

June 17, 2022: In-person event at The Mark Twain House and Museum (Hartford, CT). With Denis Leary. 7PM EST

June 18, 2022: In-person book signing event at The Hickory Stick Bookshop, (Washington, CT). Event will be at the Judy Black Memorial Park, across from bookshop. Minimal refreshments (you might get a cookie or something) with Denis Leary. 3PM EST.

August 5, 2022: Hotchkiss Library of Sharon (Sharon, CT). In-person book signing. 5:30PM EST

September 23-25, 2022: Harbor Springs Festival of the Book (Harbor Springs, MI). In-person festival.

OTHER NEWS

June 16, 2022:  THE GOOD HOUSE MOVIE WILL PREMIERE AT THE TRIBECA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN MANHATTAN. TICKETS FOR SCREENINGS AVAILABLE HERE.

The Hollywood Reporter review of The Good House film.

Ann Leary discusses her Modern Love essay’s Amazon Prime adaptation on TODAY:

 


PRAISE FOR THE FOUNDLING

“Leary’s wit compliments her serious approach to historical and psychological issues in this thoroughly satisfying novel.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Leary’s gripping latest chronicles a naïve young woman’s role in a eugenics program at a Pennsylvania asylum in 1927 …. Readers will rip through this tale of historical injustice.” Publisher’s Weekly

“Leary’s richly rendered, tender tale of friendship and loyalty, based on her own family history, brings into sharp focus the horrors of such punitive institutions, which proliferated in early-twentieth-century America.” Booklist

“The Foundling is a gripping account of the ways big, structural decisions can change the intimate lives of ordinary people. Deeply empathetic to its characters with a sense of awe for the ironies of history, Ann Leary explores the complicated ties of community for those who have none, in a world determined to punish the most vulnerable. Through it all, her characters never lose their sense of humanity or sight of what it means to care for one another.” – Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of Libertie

“Leary’s latest is a stunning tale of corruption, compassion, and hope, and includes one of the best endings I’ve read in ages. She’s reached back in history and uncovered a shockingly true story, one that resonates strongly today. Full of jaw-dropping twists and intriguing characters – you won’t be able to put it down.”
—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnolia Palace

“Ann Leary’s THE FOUNDLING is a compelling, shocking record of a too-hidden piece of history – when eugenics was commonly applauded as progressive social science…. A stunning reminder that not much time has passed since everyone claimed to know what was best for a woman – everyone except the woman herself.”
—Jodi Picoult, NYT bestselling author of Wish You Were Here

“Ann Leary is a remarkable storyteller, and The Foundling is harrowing, gripping, and beautiful. You’ll be thinking about these characters long after you turn the last page.”— Laura Dave, New York Times Bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me

“A fascinating, unsettling, page-turning story inspired by the little-known and horrifying practice of eugenics in 1920’s America.” — Lisa Genova, New York Times Bestselling author of Still Alice and Remember

“Gripping and consistently surprising, Ann Leary’s The Foundling is a first-rate historical novel, so well-researched and so well-told that the reader is transported back in time to a Pennsylvania asylum for wayward women that should never have existed. Excellent.” — Mark Sullivan, bestselling author of BENEATH A SCARLET SKY