Sue Halpern | Summer Hours at the Robbers Library


Sue Halpern will read from, discuss and sign her new novel, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library, at the launch event for the book.

Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.

"This novel presents a full cast of intriguing, complex characters and a heart-warming message about how our losses are often what allow us to connect with each other."
Julia Alvarez, New York Times bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies

"Summer Hours at the Robbers Library is a warmly funny and unpretentiously literate novel...I will be pressing it into the hands of my wittiest, most well-read, and sensitive customers with total confidence that they will be as charmed and delighted by it as I was."
Becky Dayton, owner of the Vermont Book Shop

From journalist and author Sue Halpern comes a wry, observant look at contemporary life and its refugees. Halpern's novel is an unforgettable tale of family...the kind you come from and the kind you create. People are drawn to libraries for all kinds of reasons. Most come for the books themselves, of course; some come to borrow companionship. Usually Kit, the head librarian at a small New Hampshire public library, submerges herself in her beloved books and trys to forget her problems, but that changes when fifteen-year-old, home-schooled Sunny gets arrested for shoplifting a dictionary. In this little library that has become the heart of this small town, Kit and Sunny, plus a cast of other wonderful characters, come to terms with how their lives have unraveled, they also discover how they might knit them together again and finally reclaim their stories.

The event is free and open to the public.

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Can't make it to the event? You can order signed, personalized copies. Simply call the store at 802-388-2061.



Event date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30pm
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Summer Hours at the Robbers Library: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062678966
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - February 27th, 2018

A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594632693
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 6th, 2014

Four Wings and a Prayer: Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375701948
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - July 9th, 2002

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