Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.

Brunonia Barry

Events: Breakfast with the Authors 2010 (Tickets $20)

Book: The Map of True Places

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Brunonia Barry was born and raised in Massachusetts and lives in Salem. Two years ago, her debut novel, The Lace Reader, was an instant sensation and New York Times bestseller. It has sold in more than 21 countries and has become a favorite among book clubs.

Her second novel, The Map of True Places, is an emotionally resonant novel of tragedy, secrets, identity, and love in which a psychotherapist finds the strands of her own life in the death of a troubled patient. Zee Finch has come a long way from a motherless childhood spent stealing boats from Salem Harbor. She’s now a respected psychotherapist and about to marry one of Boston’s most eligible bachelors. But the suicide of her most troubled patient, Lilly Braedon, throws Zee into emotional chaos and takes her back to places she thought she’d left behind.