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Rachel Linden in conversation with Sarah Jio, August 2 @ 6:30pm



Come join us for a launch event! We'll be celebrating the release of Rachel Linden's newest book, The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie, with lemony treats and great conversation.

This summer, from the bestselling author of The Enlightenment of Bees, comes a life-affirming novel that explores a heartbroken pie maker’s second chance at the life of her dreams. THE MAGIC OF LEMON DROP PIE (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; August 2, 2022) by Rachel Linden has the recipe of a perfect beach read; it is poignant, funny, and altogether absorbing. Linden’s latest tale takes readers on a surprising voyage with its protagonist, Lolly Blanchard, as she uses the power of a few magical lemon drops to find happiness and live the life she didn’t choose.

The storyAfter her mother’s tragic death ten years ago, Lolly abandoned her dream of opening a restaurant and left her first love behind to care for her younger sister and grieving father and keep her family’s struggling Seattle diner afloat. Now, a decade later, nothing has changed. Each morning Lolly dutifully whips up the diner’s famous lemon meringue pies while fantasizing about the life she should be living. 

As Lolly’s thirty-third birthday approaches, she finds herself re-evaluating everything. After sharing her discontentment, her quirky great-aunt gives her a mysterious gift—three lemon drops, each of which allows her to live a single day in a life that might have been hers. What if her mom hadn’t died? What if she had opened her own restaurant in England? What if she hadn’t broken up with the only man she's ever loved? All these questions and more will be answered with each adventure. 

Rachel will be in conversation with local author Sarah Jio, a  #1 international, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling author of eleven novels. She is the host of the ModAboutYou podcast and also a longtime journalist who has contributed to Glamour, The New York Times, Redbook, Real Simple, O: The Oprah Magazine, Bon Appétit, Marie Claire, Self, and many other outlets, including NPR's Morning Edition. Jio's books have been published in more than twenty-five countries. She lives in Seattle with her husband, three young boys, three stepchildren, and two puppies.

Join us August 2nd at 6:30pm for a delightful evening with these two local authors.

(No registration necessary.)

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie By Rachel Linden Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593440193
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - August 2nd, 2022

With Love from London: A Novel By Sarah Jio Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101885086
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - February 8th, 2022