Local Author Showcase
Saturday February 08 | 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Saturday June 06 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM
In conversation with Erin Celello
137 W. Jefferson Street, Spring Green
Praise for The Second Home—
"Christina Clancy writes with warmth, wit, and wisdom about fantastically human characters. A novel of family and place and belonging for fans of Ann Packer and J. Courtney Sullivan."—Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Great Believers
"I gobbled The Second Home in a matter of days, fully invested in the history, hurt, and hopes of this very human family. Christina Clancy writes with empathy and rich detail: to read about the Gordons is to smell the pine and oak of Wellfleet, to tread the well-worn rooms of their eccentric summer home, and to learn all sides of the explosive rift that sent them hurtling in different directions. Tender and suspenseful, Clancy's debut explores the nature of home as well as the nature of family itself—given and chosen."—Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists
"A sure-footed ode to the strength of family, the depth of loss, and the power of forgiveness."—J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest
For three very different siblings, a summer house on Cape Cod holds their childhood memories, their tangled family history, and their most closely guarded secrets. In this assured and affecting debut, Christina Clancy evokes the enduring nostalgia of summers past as she introduces you to a family you'll quickly fall in love with and won't soon forget.
Christina Clancy teaches English at Beloit College and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin. She grew up spending two weeks of every summer in her grandparent's house on Cape Cod. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train, and others.
Erin Celello is the author of Miracle Beach and Learning to Stay. She was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where she also earned an MFA in fiction from Northern Michigan University. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, two young sons, and two unruly Vizslas. She teaches writing at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.