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Lydia's Party by author Margaret Hawkins
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  • "Captivating...keeps you reading as it examines the gap between how we think we build our destinies . . . and how we actually build them."

    0, The Oprah Magazine

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For fans of Anne Tyler and Anna Quindlen, a mesmerizing
portrait of friendship that explores seven women’s lives with a generous embrace and wondrous wisdom

Lydia is having a party—it’s a party she hosts every year for six women friends who treasure the midwinter bash. Over a table laden with a feast of food and wine, the women revel in sharing newsy updates, simmering secrets, and laughter. As this particular evening unfolds, Lydia prepares to make a shattering more

Margaret Hawkins authorMargaret Hawkins is the author of two previous novels, A Year of Cats and Dogs and How to Survive a Natural Disaster, and a memoir about her sister, After Schizophrenia: The Story of My Sister's Reawakening.  She wrote  about art for many years for the Chicago Sun-Times and is currently a Senior Lecturer  at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.