Parnassus Books is delighted to welcome Amy Willoughby-Burle as she reads from and signs her novel, The Lemonade Year.
Nina has found herself somewhere she didn’t want to be. She’s has just lost her father, her marriage is ending and her job is in jeopardy. Her teenage daughter is slipping away from her and her mother may or may not have fallen off the wagon. Her ex-con brother, Ray, has just found out he’s a father and her sister, Lola who suffers from an ailment affectionately called, Swiss Cheese brain is about to blow a big family secret out of the water.
All Nina’s got left is an assignment photographing 32 Way to Make Lemonade. Well, that and the attention of a younger man who might turn out to be more heaven-sent than she thought.
What will she do with the lemons life has given her?
Amy Willoughby-Burle grew up in the small coastal town of Kure Beach, North Carolina. She studied writing at East Carolina University and is now a writer and teacher living in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and four children. She writes about the mystery and wonder of everyday life. Her contemporary fiction focuses on the themes of second chances, redemption, and finding the beauty in the world around us. Sara Gruen says of The Lemonade Year, “When life gives you lemons, read this book. It’s a delicious glass of humor, heart, and hope.” Amy is also the author of a collection of short stories entitled Out Across the Nowhere and a contributor to a number of anthologies.