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Press Release 7/6/16 (Kent, Connecticut) – On Saturday afternoon July 23, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Kent Town Hall, the Kent Memorial Library will host noted author Ann Leary. The Roxbury resident will discuss and sign copies of her most recent book The Children. This program will begin with an introduction by Bethlehem author and friend, Marcia DeSanctis.

Ann Leary is the New York Times bestselling author of The Good House, and two previous books, An Innocent, A Broad and Outtakes from a Marriage. She has written short fiction and essays for the New York Times, PloughsharesNPR’s “You Must Read This,” among various others. Ms. Leary and her husband, actor Denis Leary, live in northwestern Connecticut. The Good House is currently in development for a feature film produced by Tribeca Productions and Filmnation. To read more about Ann, go to

Marcia DeSanctis is the New York Times bestselling author of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go (Travelers’ Tales/Solas House). She is a former television news producer who has worked for Barbara Walters, ABC, CBS, and NBC News. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Vogue, Marie Claire, Town & Country, O the Oprah Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, More, Tin House, and The New York Times. She lives in Bethlehem all year-round with her husband, sculptor Mark Mennin, and her two children. To read more about Marcia, go to

“With a deft, sure touch, Ann Leary moves easily and confidently between comedy and pathos, painting a rich portrait of a wealthy, eccentric Connecticut family whose conflicts and loyalties are far more complex than they first appear. As the story unfolds, it becomes a profound meditation on the burden of expectations, familial ties that bind, and the explosive nature of buried secrets.” ― Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train

The Children is populated by comically quirky characters reminiscent of Anne Tyler at her best. But in Ann Leary’s capable hands, they come alive as funny, wise, sometimes confused but always hopeful as they navigate a plot rich with unexpected turns. Leary’s unique voice and perspective make this the novel you won’t be able to put down this summer.” ― Ann Hood, author of The Obituary Writer

Both author’s books will be available for purchase and signing. This event is free & open to public. Please call the library or go to to register. For more information, call 860-927-3761 or go to

The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination.

The Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut. Visit for more information.

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