Blog · Posted August 2, 2022

Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan joined us at Mainstreet to talk about ‘Mad Honey’

On Tues 15th November we had a very special event with bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan as they discuss their new novel Mad Honey – a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.

When her son Asher was six, Olivia fled her abusive marriage to return to her hometown and take over the family beekeeping business. Now, impossibly, her baby is six feet tall and in his last year of high school, a kind, good-looking, popular ice hockey star with a tiny sprite of a new girlfriend. Lily also knows what it feels like to start over – when she and her mother relocated to New Hampshire it was all about a fresh start. She and Asher couldn’t help falling for each other, and Lily feels happy for the first time. But can she trust him completely?

Then Olivia gets a phone call – Lily is dead, and Asher is arrested on a charge of murder. As the case against him unfolds, she realises he has hidden more than he’s shared with her. And Olivia knows firsthand that the secrets we keep reflect the past we want to leave behind – and that we rarely know the people we love as well as we think we do.

Jodi Picoult is the author of 25 novels, including My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes and Small Great Things, with 40 million copies sold worldwide. Her last twelve books have debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, including her most recent, Wish You Were Here.

Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of numerous works of fiction and non fiction, including the seminal She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, which was the first bestselling work by a transgender American.

Buy Mad Honey HERE