Meg Little Reilly

Join us on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00pm for a book talk and signing with Meg Little Reilly, author of The Misfortunes of Family.

About the Book


The Bright family is the picture of perfection--attractive, competitive and a bit badly behaved. As the four adult sons of retired senator John Bright head with their partners to the annual family reunion, they have everything they need, except self-awareness. This year the senator has agreed to let a producer document the reunion at the lake house. Of course, they let their guard down.

As petty jealousies surface, Philip, the youngest, reveals a surprising personal decision that earns the ribbing--or is it scorn?--of his brothers, JJ, Spencer and Charlie. Then the senator unexpectedly announces his desire for another political run. Not everyone is on board, especially matriarch Patty, who is keenly aware of the toll it will take on their private lives. Suddenly closely held family secrets start tumbling out and keep coming, including the biggest one that will rock this family to the core.

About the Author

Meg Little Reilly is the author of the novels Everything That Follows and We Are Unprepared. She's a radio commentator on Vermont Public Radio, a speechwriter for the President of Bennington College, essayist, and outdoors enthusiast. Prior to writing fiction, Meg worked in national politics and the Obama White House. She holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and an M.A. from the George Washington University. These days she lives in rural Vermont with her husband and two daughters.


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Get Your Copy

Books will be available to purchase at the event, but if you would like to reserve a copy ahead of time, you may do so below.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street
South Haldey, MA 01075
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ISBN: 9780778369424
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - February 4th, 2020

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