HAPPY BOOK-DAY! Today Amy Poeppel’s new third novel, MUSICAL CHAIRS (Atria/EmilyBestlerBooks) comes into the world. Amy is one of our favorite authors and we think MUSICAL CHAIRS may be her best book so far.
It’s all about family, friendship, motherhood and finding your own way!
Bridget is preparing her country home for two more months of romance with the man she hopes to marry when he emails to cancel not only the vacation, but the relationship entirely. Shortly, thereafter, her adult children arrive unannounced, with their literal and emotional baggage. Her summer is suddenly much messier than she anticipated. Her once empty nest is not only full, but falling apart.
MUSICAL CHAIRS had me laughing out loud, drawing interesting stares from my husband. I loved getting to know all of the characters, especially Bridget. It’s always fun to peek into someone else’s quirky-neurotic family. I also loved all the musical references. This is definitely a summer must read.
I can already hear Hollywood calling!
Amy Poeppel grew up in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Wellesley College and worked as an actress in the Boston area, appearing in a corporate industrial for Polaroid, a commercial for Brooks Pharmacy, and a truly terrible episode of America’s Most Wanted, along with other TV spots and several plays. While in Boston, she also got her M.A. in Teaching from Simmons College
She is married to David Poeppel, a neuroscientist at NYU and Director of the Max Planck Institute in Frankfurt. For the past thirty years, they have lived in many cities, including San Francisco, Berlin, and New York, and had three sons along the way. Amy taught high school English in the Washington, DC suburbs, and after moving to New York, she worked as an assistant director of admissions at an independent school where she had the fulfilling experience of meeting and getting to know hundreds of applicant families.
She attended sessions at the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit and wrote the theatrical version of Small Admissions, which was performed there as a staged reading in 2011. Amy’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, Working Mother, Points In Case, The Belladonna, and Literary Mama. You can read an interview with Amy on Authors Answer.
NOW ON TO THE BEST PART:
Amy if offering ALL THREE of her books – SMALL ADMISSIONS, LIMELIGHT and MUSICAL CHAIRS to TWO lucky winners! Just tell us what your favorite musical is and why. We’ll announce winners soon. Good luck.
GIVEAWAY: USA only