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Thu, Jan 26


At Birch Tree

Fireside Chat with Ethan Joella

Join fellow readers at Birch Tree Bookstore for a conversation and signing with Ethan Joella.

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Fireside Chat with Ethan Joella

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Jan 26, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

At Birch Tree, 11 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA


We invite you to join an intimate group of fellow readers for a fireside chat with Ethan Joella about his newest release, A Quiet Life. Afterward, Ethan will sign books as guests enjoy mulled wine and private shopping in Birch Tree—without the crowds!

From the author of A Little Hope—a "Read with Jenna Bonus Pick"—A Quiet Life is an enormously powerful and life-affirming novel about three individuals whose lives intersect in unforeseen ways.

About the Author:

Ethan Joella teaches English and psychology at the University of Delaware and specializes in community writing workshops. His work has appeared in River Teeth, The Cimarron Review, The MacGuffin, Delaware Beach Life, and Third Wednesday. He is the author of A Little Hope, which was a "Read with Jenna Bonus Selection" and A Quiet Life. He lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with his wife and two daughters.

About the Book:

Chuck Ayers used to look forward to nothing so much as his annual trip to Hilton Head with his wife, Cat—that yearly taste of relaxation they’d become accustomed to in retirement, after a lifetime of working and raising two children. Now, just months after Cat’s death, Chuck finds that he can’t stop picking up her things—her favorite towel, the sketchbooks in her desk drawer—as he struggles to pack for a trip he’s not sure he should make.

Ella Burke delivers newspapers in the pre-dawn chill to make some extra money before her job at a bridal shop, all the while anxiously awaiting news of her missing daughter, Riley. As she recalls again and again the harrowing day of Riley’s disappearance, Ella wonders whom in her orbit she can still trust.

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