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Meet Novelist Lisa Duffy

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Meet Novelist Lisa Duffy

Join us for our next virtual Silent Book Club with Lisa Duffy, author of My Kind of People. We'll be chatting with Lisa and taking reader questions via Zoom on Tuesday, August 4th, from 5-6 pm PT / 8-9 pm ET.

RSVP here to reserve your spot

Set on a small island off the coast of New England, My Kind of People centers around a group of islanders who band together to care for a recently orphaned girl. A perfect novel for our time, this is a story about the power of community and the tenuous bonds that hold our friendships and families.

RSVP here to register for the free event. We'll email you a Zoom link to join the video chat on the day of the event. 

About the book

On Ichabod Island, a jagged strip of land thirteen miles off the coast of Massachusetts, ten-year-old Sky becomes an orphan for the second time after a tragic accident claims the lives of her adoptive parents.

Grieving the death of his best friends, Leo’s life is turned upside down when he finds himself the guardian of young Sky. Back on the island and struggling to balance his new responsibilities and his marriage to his husband, Leo is supported by a powerful community of neighbors, many of them harboring secrets of their own.

Maggie, who helps with Sky’s childcare, has hit a breaking point with her police chief husband, who becomes embroiled in a local scandal. Her best friend Agnes, the island busybody, invites Sky’s estranged grandmother to stay for the summer, straining already precarious relationships. Their neighbor Joe struggles with whether to tell all was not well in Sky’s house in the months leading up to the accident. And among them all is a mysterious woman, drawn to Ichabod to fulfill a dying wish.

Perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Ann Leary, My Kind of People is a riveting, impassioned novel about the resilience of community and what connects us all in the face of tragedy.

Buy the book

Paperback: $17.00
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 5.3 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the author

Lisa Duffy is the author of The Salt House, named by Real Simple as a Best Book of the Month and one of Bustle’s 17 Best Debut Novels by Women in 2017, and This is Home, a favorite book club pick. Lisa received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts. Her writing can be found in numerous publications, including Writer’s Digest. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and three children. My Kind of People is her third novel.