Joan Silber & Margot Livesey

Live via Zoom:
Monday, May 3, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Joan Silber presents Secrets of Happiness
In conversation with Margot Livesey

Greenlight is thrilled to host award-winning author Joan Silber for the launch of her latest novel, Secrets of Happiness! Ethan, a young lawyer in New York, learns that his father has long kept a second family—a Thai wife and two kids living in Queens. In the aftermath of this revelation, Ethan’s mother spends a year working abroad, returning much changed, as events introduce her to the other wife. Across town, Ethan’s half-brothers are caught in their own complicated journeys, while the bargains their mother has struck about love and money continue to shape their lives. As Ethan finds himself caught in a love triangle of his own, the interwoven fates of these two households elegantly unfurl to encompass a woman rallying to help an ill brother with an unreliable lover and a filmmaker with a girlhood spent in Nepal. Evoking a generous and humane spirit, and a story that ranges over three continents, Secrets of Happiness elucidates the ways people marshal the resources at hand to forge their own forms of joy. Margot Livesey, acclaimed author of nine novels, most recently The Boy in the Field, joins Silber in conversation at this virtual book launch!

Click here to register for this event!

Event date: 

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

NY
Secrets of Happiness Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781640094451
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Counterpoint - May 4th, 2021

Improvement Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029606
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 14th, 2017

Fools: Stories Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393348897
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 14th, 2014

Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393326871
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 17th, 2005

The Boy in the Field: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062946393
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Harper - August 11th, 2020

The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040683
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Tin House Books - July 4th, 2017

Event Location: