Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author talk and signing with Marie Bostwick for the book Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly.
Esme Cahill thinks she has failed spectacularly: fired from her New York City publishing job, divorced from her husband, and possessing little more than a broken-down car and a pile of unfinished manuscripts, she drives home to Asheville at the request of her late grandmother, Adele, who had begged her just before she died to return to the place she grew up.
There, she discovers the once-charming lakeside retreat run by her family is sliding toward financial ruin, so with the help of her grandfather George, estranged mother Robyn, and a travelling chef Dawes (maker of the world’s best grilled cheese sandwich) they set to work. In the attic, Esme unearths a trove of museum-worthy art quilts, sewn by Adele. Piecing together the inspiration behind them, Esme discovers a forgotten chapter in her family history and her grandmother’s untold story, that of a gifted artist who never received her due.
Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly is an always-emotional, sometimes humorous, very human novel about what it means to be family—the ties that bind us together and the unintentional hurts that can rend us apart. Along the way, Esme learns that failure can be the first step toward the life you’re meant to find. Marie Bostwick does for quilting what Debbie Macomber does for knitting and Pamela Kelley for cooking –this book is also perfect for fans of “southern summer” fiction authors Mary Alice Monroe and Mary Kay Andrews.
About the Author
Marie Bostwick is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of heartwarming fiction. Marie lives in Oregon with Brad, her husband of thirty-seven years. When not writing, she enjoys quilting, reading, cooking, spending time with family and friends. Marie travels extensively, speaking at libraries, bookstores, quilt guilds, and at quilt shows. Marie’s latest endeavor is Fiercely Marie, a lifestyle blog that encourages women to live every minute and love every moment.