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Emily Henry

Emily Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation. She writes stories about love and family for both teens and adults. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it.

Event and Book

(VIRTUAL EVENT) Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read, offers a sparkling new novel perfect for summertime in Traverse City. An instant #1 New York Times bestseller and named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Newsweek, Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, Parade, Good Housekeeping, and more, People We Meet on Vacation will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.

Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown—but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.

Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.

Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together—lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees. Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?

Guest Host | Brittany Cavallaro

Brittany Cavallaro is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlotte Holmes novels and Muse. With Emily Henry, she is the author of Hello Girls. Cavallaro is also the author of the poetry collections Girl-King and Unhistorical, both from University of Akron Press. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her PhD in English literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Currently, she teaches creative writing at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.

Local Bookstores

Bay Books – Suttons Bay

Brilliant Books – Traverse City

Cottage Book Shop – Glen Arbor

Horizon Books – Traverse City

McLean & Eakin – Petoskey

Saturn Booksellers – Gaylord

Event Sponsor

Cherry Republic

Literary Sponsor

Shawn Schmidt Smith of Coldwell Banker Schmidt

Community Partner

Creative Coast

major sponsors

Cordia
Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network
Michigan Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts

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