The Spiral Bookcase welcomes Nichole Bernier into the shop to share her first novel, The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D (Crown/Random House, 2012). This bittersweet and beautifully written story of two women —their friendship, their marriages, private ambitions and fears — considers the aspects of ourselves we show and those we conceal, and the repercussions of our choices. It was a finalist for the New England Independent Booksellers Award, and spent 7 weeks on the Boston Globe bestseller list.
During the event, Nichole will read excerpts from her novel and sign copies of her book. Special guest Robin Black, author of If I Loved You, I would Tell You This, will lead an engaging Q & A session, providing an intimate look into the novel and Nichole’s writing process. Books will be available for purchase at The Spiral Bookcase and light refreshments will be provided.
Bio: Nichole Bernier is author of the novel The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. (Crown/Random House), a finalist for the 2012 New England Independent Booksellers Association fiction award, and has written for publications including Psychology Today, Salon, Health, Elle, Self, Redbook, Men’s Journal and Boston Magazine. A Contributing Editor for Conde Nast Traveler for 14 years, she was previously on staff as the magazine’s golf and ski editor, columnist, and television spokesperson. Nichole received her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she received the 1993 award for literary journalism, and is a founder of BeyondTheMargins.com, a site with daily essays about the craft and business of writing. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and five children, and can be found online at nicholebernier.com and @nicholebernier.
WASHINGTON POST: “Why do we keep secrets from those we love most? Bernier’s excellent storytelling skills will keep you pondering long after the final page.”
BOSTON GLOBE: “In painting such vivid portraits of her two main characters, Bernier allows her readers to empathize with…that unique 21st-century feeling of working against some imaginary clock whose time is set to expire, unannounced, at any moment.”