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Dorothea Benton Frank, author of By Invitation Only

The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where BY INVITATION ONLY begins at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel to celebrate her son’s engagement. The bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range, while the mother of the bride, Susan Kennedy Cambria, learns about moonshine and dangerous liaisons. Soon the novel zooms to Chicago, where the unraveling accelerates.

Week of April 22, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of April 22nd include ALL WE EVER WANTED, Emily Giffin's riveting novel about three very different people who must choose between their families and their most deeply held values; PROPERTY, a striking collection of 10 short stories and two novellas from Lionel Shriver that explores the idea of property in every meaning of the word; BY INVITATION ONLY by Dorothea Benton Frank, a tale of two families, one struggling to do well, one well to do, and one young couple --- the privileged daughter of Chicago’s crème de la crème and the son of hard-working Southern peach farmers; and EUNICE, in which Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eileen McNamara examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing that she left behind the Kennedy family’s most profound political legacy.