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Willa's Grove

Laura Munson

Warwick’s presents
Laura Munson
in conversation with Zibby Owens

Willa's Grove

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 4:00pm PST

Willa's Grove
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This is a free virtual event on Facebook Live.

On Thursday, March 4th at 4:00pm PST Warwick's will host Laura Munson as she discusses the new paperback edition of her book, Willa's Grove, in conversation with Zibby Owens. Laura Munson is the bestselling author of This Is Not The Story You Think It Is, which chronicles her journey through her own midlife crossroads. Drawing from the striking response to her memoir, the essay version of it in the New York Times "Modern Love" column, and her speaking events at women's conferences across the US, Laura founded the acclaimed Haven Writing Retreats and Workshops. After watching hundreds of people find their unique and essential voices under the big sky of Montana she calls home, Laura created Willa, the invitation, the friends, and the town to share what she has learned with people globally.

You are invited to the rest of your life.

Three women, from coast to coast and in between, open their mailboxes to the same intriguing invitation. Although leading entirely different lives, each has found herself at a similar, jarring crossroads. Right when these women thought they'd be comfortably settling into middle age, their carefully curated futures have turned out to be dead ends.

The sender of the invitation is Willa Silvester, who is reeling from the untimely death of her beloved husband and the reality that she must say goodbye to the small mountain town they founded together. Yet as Willa mourns her losses, an impossible question keeps staring her in the face: So now what?

Struggling to find the answer alone, fiercely independent Willa eventually calls a childhood friend who happens to be in her own world of hurt - and that's where the idea sparks. They decide to host a weeklong interlude from life, and invite two other friends facing their own quandaries. Soon the four women converge at Willa's Montana homestead, a place where they can learn from nature and one another as they contemplate their second acts together in the rugged wilderness of big sky country.

Zibby Owens is the host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books and a new podcast, Moms Don’t Have Time to Lose Weight. She edited and contributed to the forthcoming Moms Don't Have To: A Quarantine Anthology and has a second Moms Don’t Have Time To anthology in the works, due out Fall 2021.  Zibby ran an author salon and hosted book fairs pre-pandemic. During lockdown, she hosted two Instagram Live talk shows, Z-IGTV and KZ Time, and started Zibby’s Virtual Book Club. She has appeared on the BBC, CBS This Morning, and many local news outlets. She is a regular contributor to Good Morning America online and to the Washington Post. Zibby was dubbed “NYC’s most important book-fluencer” by Vulture. She currently lives in New York with her husband and four kids.

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ISBN: 9781799956389
Availability: Usually Ships From Store in 3-5 Business Days (East Coast Fulfillment May take 7-10 Business Days)
Published: Blackstone Publishing - March 2nd, 2021