Leanne Treese in convo w/ Sarahlyn Bruck
Please join us for a reading & discussion with
—author of THE LANGUAGE OF DIVORCE—
& Sarahlyn Bruck!
About THE LANGUAGE OF DIVORCE
Hannah and Will Abbott define the American dream: two kids, a home in the suburbs, and a seemingly perfect marriage. But discontent lurks under the surface of their outwardly happy lives. Both Will and Hannah suspect the other of infidelity. When they independently consult divorce attorneys, the conflict escalates and Hannah flees with the children against a court order. This snap decision starts a social media firestorm and, suddenly, the Abbott divorce is big news. With family stress and legal fees rising, Will and Hannah accept an invitation to appear on a reality television show for divorcing couples. During filming on the beautiful island of St. John, the Abbotts must decide once and for all: can their love survive their past? The story unfolds through viewpoint of four characters: Will, the affable boy-next-door everyone loves; Hannah, the fastidious wife still in love with her husband; David, the tough-talking attorney with a heart of gold; and Rachel, the insecure novice lawyer infatuated with the Abbotts. Written with both humor and heart, The Language of Divorce is a captivating debut featuring deeply-drawn characters who will stay in readers’ hearts long after the final page.
"Told with humor and warmth, The Language of Divorce drew me in from page one—I could not put this book down."—Saralyn Bruck, author of Designer You
LEANNE TREESE lives in New Jersey with her husband of twenty-five years and their three wonderful children. When Leanne is not cheering her kids on in their activities, she can be found running, watching 76ers basketball games, and spoiling her two beloved dogs. Favorite locations include the Jersey shore, Martha’s Vineyard, and any place that sells books or coffee, preferably both. A passionate student, Leanne’s dream life would include going back to college and majoring in everything.
Leanne is a graduate of Lafayette College and The Dickinson School of Law. She is a former attorney who is now lucky enough to write full-time! The Language of Divorce is her debut novel.
SARAHLYN BRUCK grew up in the Bay Area, and as an adult bounced around the country a fair bit, finally landing in Philadelphia the summer of 2007, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and dog, Jazzy.
Sarahlyn’s latest novel, Daytime Drama, is set to launch in 2020 by TouchPoint Press. Her debut, Designer You, was released by Crooked Cat Books in 2018. The novel won the Indie Star Book Award for 2019 and was included on the 2018 “35 Over 35” list. Some of her short fiction can be found in publications such as Flash Me Magazine, Daily Flash Anthology, and Boston Literary Magazine.
When she’s not writing, she teaches writing and literature full-time at Bucks County Community College. She likes working there quite a bit and feels pretty lucky to have the opportunity to help student writers express themselves. She also coaches writers for Author Accelerator, an online program that helps authors draft, revise, and pitch their books. Want the latest updates? Follow along for news, events, and announcements at http://sarahlynbruck.com. You can sign up for her monthly newsletter there, too.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104