Last Thursday evening, July 15th, we hosted the first of our Adult Summer Reading Meet the Author events. We were delighted to welcome Emily Gray Tedrowe, the author of the critically-acclaimed novel, Commuters,and she graced us with a thoughtful and fun presentation. If you've been to our weekly Meet Us on Main Street program recently, or if you visit our website frequently, you'll know that Commuters is one of our favorites this year - highly recommended as a summertime (or anytime) read.
Emily spoke of her love of books, her memories of reading, and her memory of the conversation (gossip???) that planted the seed for this story in her mind. In the crafting of this literate first novel, the author, an award-winning short story writer, created rich and three-dimensional characters and tells the story through the voices of three main characters. Vanity. Greed. Illness. Betrayal. Love. Loss. Lust. Secrets. ...they all converge in this multi-layered, multi-generational, one-year-in-the-life, truly original story.