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Ashley Audrain in conversation with Shari Lapena

February 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This spring, we are pleased to be partnering with Penguin Random House Canada to bring you exciting events that gather bestselling authors.

Our first event brings Ashley Audrain, author of the much anticipated The Push, in conversation with master of suspense Shari Lapena.

How to attend: Purchase a copy of The Push from independent bookstore Massy Books to receive your exclusive entry to the event!
Purchase here: https://bit.ly/3iA76sX

About The Push

“Hooks you from the very first page and will have you racing to get to the end.”
—Good Morning America

A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family—and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for—and everything she feared

Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had.

But in the thick of motherhood’s exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter—she doesn’t behave like most children do.

Or is it all in Blythe’s head? Her husband, Fox, says she’s imagining things. The more Fox dismisses her fears, the more Blythe begins to question her own sanity, and the more we begin to question what Blythe is telling us about her life as well.

Then their son Sam is born—and with him, Blythe has the blissful connection she’d always imagined with her child. Even Violet seems to love her little brother. But when life as they know it is changed in an instant, the devastating fall-out forces Blythe to face the truth.

The Push is a tour de force you will read in a sitting, an utterly immersive novel that will challenge everything you think you know about motherhood, about what we owe our children, and what it feels like when women are not believed.

About the Speakers

Ashley Audrain previously worked as the publicity director of Penguin Books Canada. Prior to Penguin, she worked in public relations. She lives in Toronto, where she and her partner are raising their two young children. The Push is her first novel.

Shari Lapena is the internationally bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know and The End of Her. She was a lawyer and an English teacher before turning her hand to fiction. She lives in Toronto


February 18
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm