Left side of images shows "The Restoration of Celia Fairchild" book cover, right side shows headshot of author Marie Bostwick

Join us Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7pm for an author talk featuring  Marie Bostwick. She will share with us her most recently published book, The Restoration of Celia Fairchild.

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.

This event will take place virtually, in order to receive the Zoom link, you must register here: https://statelibrary.sc.libcal.com/event/7484166.

For more information about Marie Bostwick, visit her website at mariebostwick.com

For more information, please contact Andersen Cook, ReadSC Coordinator at (803) 545-4432 or acook@statelibrary.sc.gov.

Event Location
Virtual; registration required
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Cost
Free