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Laguna Beach Books to host virtual event with Sue Miller on September 11

On Friday, Sept 11 at 5 p.m., Laguna Beach Books is pleased to present the latest virtual event in its new Signature Event Series. Enjoy a literary evening with author Sue Miller as she speaks about her new novel, Monogamy

Miller will be in conversation with Laguna Beach writer Marrie Stone, and will also welcome questions from attendees.

All Laguna Beach Books virtual events are free of charge to attend, and books are available to order at www.lagunabeachbooks.com. Attendees can register by clicking here.

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Laguna Beach Books will host a virtual event with author Sue Miller on September 11

Monogamy is brilliantly insightful novel, engrossing and haunting, about marriage, love, family, happiness, and sorrow from New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller.

Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. A golden couple, their seemingly effortless devotion has long been the envy of their circle of friends and acquaintances. 

Graham is a bookseller, a big, gregarious man with large appetites – curious, eager to please, a lover of life, and the convivial host of frequent, lively parties at his and Annie’s comfortable house in Cambridge.

Annie, more reserved and introspective, is a photographer. She is about to have her first gallery show after a six-year lull and is worried that the best years of her career may be behind her. They have two adult children; Lucas, Graham’s son with his first wife, Frieda, works in New York. Annie and Graham’s daughter, Sarah, lives in San Francisco. Though Frieda is an integral part of this far-flung, loving family, Annie feels confident in the knowledge that she is Graham’s last and greatest love.

When Graham suddenly dies – this man whose enormous presence has seemed to dominate their lives together – Annie is lost. What is the point of going on, she wonders, without him? 

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Sue Miller to discuss her new novel, “Monogamy”

Then, while she is still mourning him intensely, she discovers that Graham had been unfaithful to her; and she spirals into darkness, wondering if she ever truly knew the man who loved her.

Both critically acclaimed and loved by readers, Sue Miller is recognized internationally for her elegant and sharply realistic accounts of the contemporary family. Her numerous honors include a Guggenheim and a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. Her previous books have been widely translated and published in 22 countries around the world, and include While I Was Gone, The Distinguished Guest, For Love, Family Pictures, Inventing the Abbotts, and The Good Mother. She has taught fiction at, among others, Amherst, Tufts, Boston University, Smith, and MIT. She lives in Cambridge, Mass.

Marrie Stone co-hosts “Writers on Writing,” a weekly radio show that broadcasts from UC Irvine. The program is dedicated to the craft and business of writing, and features interviews with authors, poets, agents, and publishers. Marrie’s own fiction and essays have appeared in Reed Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, Stu News Laguna, and various other publications. A former corporate attorney, Marrie lives in Laguna Beach with her husband and daughter.

For more information and to register, visit www.lagunabeachbooks.com/event/virtual-event-sue-miller.