PETERBOROUGH - AUTHOR AND WRITING COACH, HEIDI REIMER, TO READ

Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 5:30pm

PLEASE COME JOIN US FOR

 

 HEIDI REIMER

IN CONVERSATION WITH

ANENA HANSEN

DISCUSSING HEIDI’S DEBUT NOVEL:

THE MOTHER ACT

 

THURSDAY MAY 9TH AT 5:30PM

 

THE TOADSTOOL BOOKSHOP

12 DEPOT SQ

PETERBOROUGH, NH 03458

Join Heidi Reimer and Anena Hansen for an intimate discussion of mothers and daughters, the tensions between love, duty, and personal fulfillment, and the ways these themes are complicated in Heidi’s debut novel, The Mother Act. 

 

"Propulsive and affecting.... This is worthy of a standing ovation." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

Set against the sparkling backdrop of the theater world, The Mother Act follows the relationship between an actress who refuses to abandon her career and the daughter she chooses to abandon instead.

 

Sadie Jones, a larger-than-life actress and controversial feminist, never wanted to be a mother. No one feels this more deeply than Jude, the daughter Sadie left behind. While Jude spent her childhood touring with her father’s Shakespearian theater company, desperate for validation from the mother she barely knew, Sadie catapulted to fame on the wings of The Mother Act—a scathing one-woman show about motherhood.

 

Two decades later, Jude is a talented actress in her own right, and her fraught relationship with Sadie has come to a scandalous head. On a December evening in New York City, at the packed premiere of Sadie’s latest play, the two come face-to-face and the intertwined stories of their lives unfold—colorfully and dramatically. What emerges is a picture of two very different women navigating the complicated worlds of career, love, and family, all while grappling with the essential question: can they ever really understand each other?

 

Heidi Reimer spent a gap year in the Monadnock region 25 years ago, and she’s thrilled to return now for this engaging conversation with the woman who remains her closest friend from that time, Peterborough resident Anena Hansen. As two women who’ve navigated their journeys through working motherhood together, they look forward to diving into these themes with you!

Event address: 
12 Depot Sq
Peterborough, NH 03458
Books: 
The Mother Act: A Novel By Heidi Reimer Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593473726
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Dutton - April 30th, 2024