East City Bookshop welcomes author Kristan Higgins with her new novel Always the Last to Know, which tackles fractured family relationships through the story of a quietly unhappy nuclear family trapped in a narrative of their own making. When the patriarch has a stroke, all their lives are turned upside down and secrets that have lived below the surface bubble up.
Linda Holmes of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour joins Kristan in conversation to discuss her bestselling novel Evvie Drake Starts Over, a heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game-- newly available in paperback.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite here. Registration is required. Ticket holders will receive a link to the Zoom registration page prior to the event.
Kristan Higgins is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have received many awards and accolades, and she is a six-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for best work of fiction.
Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for National Public Radio and the host of the podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour, as well as the New York Times bestselling author of Evvie Drake Starts Over. She appears regularly on NPR’s radio shows, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Before NPR, she wrote for New York magazine online and for TV Guide, as well as for the influential website Television Without Pity. In her free time, she watches far too many romantic comedies, bakes bread, watches her nephews get taller, and recently knitted her first hat.