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Bagels & Books: The Secret of Clouds


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“A story of family bonds, heartbreak, healing and hope—one that reminds us it is not how long we live but how well we live that matters most. The tenderly written ending will bring you to tears, but in the best possible way.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

About the Book:
From the #1 internationally bestselling author of "The Lost Wife" and "The Velvet Hours" comes an emotionally charged story about a mother's love, a teacher's journey, and a child's heart.

Katya, a rising ballerina, and Sasha, a graduate student, are young and in love when an unexpected tragedy befalls their native Kiev. Years later, when the couple has safely emigrated to America, their son, Yuri, will be born with a rare health condition that isolates him from other children.

When a passionate and dedicated teacher, Maggie Topper, is assigned to tutor Yuri, she finds herself forced to confront her own painful childhood memories. As the two forge a deep and soulful connection, Yuri's boundless curiosity and unique wisdom will inspire Maggie to make difficult changes in her own life. And she'll never realize just how strong Yuri has made her -- until she needs that strength the most.

The Secret of Clouds is a journey of a mother and her son, and a teacher and her student. A story that will make readers examine what it means to actually live life with a full heart.

About the Author:
Alyson Richman is the #1 international bestselling author of seven novels including The Velvet Hours, The Garden of Letters, and The Lost Wife, which is currently in development for a major motion picture. The Secret of Clouds, will be out in February 2019, and centers around the transformative bond between a mother and her son, and a teacher and her student. A story that will make readers examine what it means to actually live life with a full heart. ​

Alyson spent her childhood in both Long Island and Japan, and is the daughter of an abstract artist and an electrical engineer, and graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in art history and Japanese studies. She herself is an accomplished painter, and her novels combine her deep love of art, historical research, and travel. ​

Alyson's novels have been published in thirty countries and twenty languages. Her books have received critical acclaim in both the United States and abroad, where they, have been bestsellers in, not only the United States, but, also, several countries. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two children, where she is currently at work on her next novel, The Rivers of Grace.

About the Event:

Tuesday, February 19 | 10:00am
Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens

Cost Per event:
$15 Literary Society Reader
$18 Guest

Cost For Series:
$54 Literary Society Reader
$66 Guest
*Cost includes author presentation & light breakfast
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Wednesday, February 20 | 10:00am
Mandel JCC, Boynton Beach

Cost Per event:
$13 Literary Society Reader
$15 Guest

Cost For Series:
$24 Literary Society Reader
$28 Guest 
*Cost includes author presentation & light breakfast
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To purchase tickets over the phone please call 877-318-0071


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