Author Talk: “Always Gardenia” by Betsy Hanson
Seattle-based author Betsy Hanson will be reading from her novel, Always Gardenia, which was featured on a recent episode of Nancy Pearl’s “Book Lust” webcast. Two years after the death of her beloved husband. Gardenia Pitkin is adjusting to life as a fifty-six-year-old widow. She’s lonely and struggling financially, but she counts her blessings: her friends and family, and a new job as an administrative assistant in the English department of the University of the Northwest in Seattle. With nods to the wry comedic sensibility of Barbara Pym and her respect for the role of trivialities in human life, Always Gardenia combines laugh-out-loud moments with wise reflections on friendships, families, and loss, as well as the complex relationship between mothers and their grown sons.
Hanson will also be facilitating a manuscript editing and revising workshop at the Library on Saturday, Sept. 21st.