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We are excited to welcome Anton DiSclafani to the store this summer for her latest novel, “The After Party”. Anton will join us on Tuesday, July 25th from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in the Rose Room. This is a ticketed event and reservations are required. The cost of this luncheon is $25. For more information, please contact us at 231.347.1180 or send us an email.
From the nationally bestselling author of “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls” comes a story of 1950s Texas socialites and the one irresistible, controversial woman at the bright, hot center of it all.
Joan Fortier is the epitome of Texas glamour and the center of the 1950s Houston social scene. Tall, blonde, beautiful, and strong, she dominates the room and the gossip columns. Every man who sees her seems to want her; every woman just wants to be her. But this is a highly ordered world of garden clubs and debutante balls. The money may flow as freely as the oil, but the freedom and power all belong to the men. What happens when a woman of indecorous appetites and desires like Joan wants more? What does it do to her best friend?
Devoted to Joan since childhood, Cece Buchanan is either her chaperone or her partner in crime, depending on whom you ask. But as Joan’s radical behavior escalates, Cece’s perspective shifts—forcing one provocative choice to appear the only one there is.
A thrilling glimpse into the sphere of the rich and beautiful at a memorable moment in history, “The After Party” unfurls a story of friendship as obsessive, euphoric, consuming, and complicated as any romance.
Anton DiSclafani was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Ocala, Florida. She graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, where she taught for several years. She is currently a professor of English at Auburn University, where she teaches Creative Writing.