Saturday, May 25, 4 p.m.
Jenny Milchman will read from and sign her debut thriller, Cover of Snow.
In the book, Nora Hamilton wakes to find her policeman husband missing from their bed. Minutes later, Nora discovers his body, a victim of suicide. He left no note or sign of why he’d take his own life, and the grieving wife wants answers. Her search in an insular, frigid mountain town that is determined to keep its deadly secrets buried proves more and more difficult as she meets resistance from her husband’s friends, partner, and his own mother.
Outside of her writing, Milchman is known for founding Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day which is celebrated in 50 states and four foreign countries by more than 350 independent bookstores.
“We need to nurture in kids a deep engagement with text, minus any distractions, and we need to show them a world where every store has its own unique identity,” Milchman said. “Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day is a celebration of locavorism, a return to Main Street, and entails giving a child the tactile, interpersonal and physical experience of being in a bookstore.”
Milchman also co-hosts Writing Matters, a series of informal panel talks about the craft and business of writing, at watchung booksellers in Montclair, NJ.