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Includes Admission and Lunch
Reservation Required Before March 10
March 15, 2021
10:00 A.M.
North Palm Beach Country Club
951 US-1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Introducing the North Palm Beach Library’s first ever Books and Bites, where you can enjoy picking the brain of the talented, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Marie Bostwick, while enjoying a bite to eat from Farmer’s Table. Located at the North Palm Beach Country Club’s Banquet Room, we have located the event to a large location where you can enjoy the program at a safe distance from other guests. 

Reserve your spot before March 10 by calling the North Palm Beach Library at (561) 841 – 3383 or placing an online reservation here today. Admission is $26 at the door and includes a COVID-19 safe boxed lunch, which includes bottled water, baked potato chips, hand fruit, the cookie of the day, and your choice of a delicious wrap. Explore the menu below detailing the different wrap options and pick yours upon reservation.  

The Restoration of Celia Fairchild
The Restoration of Celia Fairchild
by Marie Bostwick
Release Date March 2, 2021

Evvie Drake Starts Over meets The Friday Night Knitting Club in this wise and witty novel about a fired advice columnist who discovers lost and found family members in Charleston, by the New York Times bestselling author of The Second Sister.

Celia Fairchild, known as advice columnist ‘Dear Calpurnia’, has insight into everybody’s problems – except her own. Still bruised by the end of a marriage she thought was her last chance to create a family, Celia receives an unexpected answer to a “Dear Birthmother” letter. Celia throws herself into proving she’s a perfect adoptive mother material – with a stable home and income – only to lose her job. Her one option: sell the Charleston house left to her by her recently departed, estranged Aunt Calpurnia.

Arriving in Charleston, Celia learns that Calpurnia had become a hoarder, the house is a wreck, and selling it will require a drastic, rapid makeover. The task of renovation seems overwhelming and risky. But with the help of new neighbors, old friends, and an unlikely sisterhood of strong, creative women who need her as much as she needs them, Celia knits together the truth about her estranged family — and about herself.

The Restoration of Celia Fairchild is an unforgettable novel of secrets revealed, laughter released, creativity rediscovered, and waves of wisdom by a writer Robyn Carr calls "my go-to author for feel-good novels.”

A U T H O R   B I O G R A P H Y
When not curled up with a good book, Marie Bostwick can usually be found in her office, trying to write one.

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen uplifting works of historical and contemporary fiction, Marie’s books are beloved by readers across the globe.

Drawing on her lifelong love of quilting and her unshakable belief in the power of sisterhood, Marie’s popular Cobbled Court Quilt series has been embraced by quilters and non-sewers alike. Her standalone books have also found a passionate following among lovers of women’s fiction. Marie’s novel, The Second Sister was adapted into the 2018 Hallmark Hall of Fame feature film Christmas Everlasting, starring Patti LaBelle. Marie’s most recent novel, Hope on the Inside, was published in March 2019 and was chosen as a Reader’s Digest “Select Editions” book.

Marie’s latest endeavor is Fiercely Marie, a lifestyle blog that encourages women to live every minute and love every moment. She is currently working on her next novel, The Restoration of Celia Fairchild, which will be published by William Morrow in the spring of 2021.

Marie lives in Oregon with her husband and a beautiful but moderately spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
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