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The Bookseller's Secret

Michelle Gable

Warwick’s, in partnership with Graydon House, presents
Michelle Gable
in conversation with Kristina McMorris; hosted by Melanie Fried

The Bookseller's Secret

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 5:00pm PDT

The Bookseller's Secret
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On Tuesday, August 17th at 5:00pm PDT Join Warwick's and Graydon House Books for a ONE-NIGHT ONLY special virtual event as Michelle Gable celebrated the launch of her new book, The Bookseller's Secret: A Novel of Nancy Mitford and WWII, in conversation with Kristina McMorris and hosted by Michelle’s editor Melanie Fried. Michelle Gable is the New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment, I'll See You in Paris, The Book of Summer, and The Summer I Met Jack. She attended the College of William & Mary and spent twenty years working in finance before becoming a full-time writer. She grew up in San Diego and lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California.

In 1942, London, Nancy Mitford is worried about more than air raids and German spies. Still recovering from a devastating loss, the once sparkling Bright Young Thing is estranged from her husband, her allowance has been cut, and she’s given up her writing career. On top of this, her five beautiful but infamous sisters continue making headlines with their controversial politics.

Eager for distraction and desperate for income, Nancy jumps at the chance to manage the Heywood Hill bookshop while the owner is away at war. Between the shop’s brisk business and the literary salons she hosts for her eccentric friends, Nancy’s life seems on the upswing. But when a mysterious French officer insists that she has a story to tell, Nancy must decide if picking up the pen again and revealing all is worth the price she might be forced to pay.

Eighty years later, Heywood Hill is abuzz with the hunt for a lost wartime manuscript written by Nancy Mitford. For one woman desperately in need of a change, the search will reveal not only a new side to Nancy, but an even more surprising link between the past and present.

Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of two novellas and five historical novels, including the runaway bestseller Sold on a Monday. Initially inspired by her grandparents’ WWII courtship letters, her works of fiction have garnered more than twenty national literary awards. Prior to her writing career, she hosted weekly TV shows for Warner Bros. and an ABC affiliate, beginning at age nine with an Emmy Award-winning program, and owned a wedding- and event-planning company until she had far surpassed her limit of YMCA- and chicken dances. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their two sons, ages fifteen and seventeen going on forty.

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The Bookseller's Secret: A Novel of Nancy Mitford and WWII By Michelle Gable Cover Image
ISBN: 9781525806469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graydon House - August 17th, 2021