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Nancy Reisman reading - Toadstool Bookshop

Saturday, May 16, 2:00pm

The Toadstool Bookshop of Peterborough
12 Depot Sq.
Peterborough, NH 03458

“A realistic and gorgeously written story…” 
Library Journal

“An eloquent exploration, from several perspectives, of one family’s life following unimaginable loss.” 
Booklist

During a vacation in Rome, the Murphy family experiences a life-altering tragedy. In the immediate aftermath, James, Nora, and their children find solace in their Massachusetts coast home, but as the years pass the weight of the loss disintegrates the increasingly fragile marriage and leaves its mark on each family member. Trompe l’Oeil seamlessly alternates among several characters’ points of view, capturing the details of their daily lives as well as their longing for connection and fear of abandonment. Through the turbulence of marriage, the challenges of parenthood, job upheavals, and calamities large and small, Trompe l’Oeil examines family legacies, the ways those legacies persist, and the ways they might be transcended. Nancy Reisman is a master of psychological acuity, creating characters who are wholly unique and yet express our own longings and anxieties. Trompe l’Oeil haunts not only with its story but also with the beauty of its insight into hopes, desires, and fears.


Nancy Reisman reading - Broadside Bookshop

Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm

Broadside Bookshop, Inc.
247 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

“An eloquent exploration, from several perspectives, of one family’s life following unimaginable loss.” 
Booklist

“Nancy Reisman’s mesmerizing Trompe l’Oeil is itself a magic trick [...] Carefully charting the contours of absence, in prose as wise as it is beautiful, Reisman shows us that loss is a presence, another way to trick the eye — and the heart.”
—Susan Choi, author of My Education

During a vacation in Rome, the Murphy family experiences a life-altering tragedy. In the immediate aftermath, James, Nora, and their children find solace in their Massachusetts coast home, but as the years pass the weight of the loss disintegrates the increasingly fragile marriage and leaves its mark on each family member. Trompe l’Oeil seamlessly alternates among several characters’ points of view, capturing the details of their daily lives as well as their longing for connection and fear of abandonment. Through the turbulence of marriage, the challenges of parenthood, job upheavals, and calamities large and small, Trompe l’Oeil examines family legacies, the ways those legacies persist, and the ways they might be transcended. Nancy Reisman is a master of psychological acuity, creating characters who are wholly unique and yet express our own longings and anxieties. Trompe l’Oeil haunts not only with its story but also with the beauty of its insight into hopes, desires, and fears.


Nancy Reisman reading - Brookline Booksmith

Thursday, June 4 at 7pm

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446

“An eloquent exploration, from several perspectives, of one family’s life following unimaginable loss.” 
Booklist

“Nancy Reisman’s mesmerizing Trompe l’Oeil is itself a magic trick [...] Carefully charting the contours of absence, in prose as wise as it is beautiful, Reisman shows us that loss is a presence, another way to trick the eye — and the heart.”
—Susan Choi, author of My Education

During a vacation in Rome, the Murphy family experiences a life-altering tragedy. In the immediate aftermath, James, Nora, and their children find solace in their Massachusetts coast home, but as the years pass the weight of the loss disintegrates the increasingly fragile marriage and leaves its mark on each family member. Trompe l’Oeil seamlessly alternates among several characters’ points of view, capturing the details of their daily lives as well as their longing for connection and fear of abandonment. Through the turbulence of marriage, the challenges of parenthood, job upheavals, and calamities large and small, Trompe l’Oeil examines family legacies, the ways those legacies persist, and the ways they might be transcended. Nancy Reisman is a master of psychological acuity, creating characters who are wholly unique and yet express our own longings and anxieties. Trompe l’Oeil haunts not only with its story but also with the beauty of its insight into hopes, desires, and fears.


Nancy Reisman in conversation with Glenn Kurtz - Book Culture Columbus

Thursday, June 11 at 7pm

Book Culture on Columbus
450 Columbus Ave. (between 81st & 82nd)
New York, NY, 10024

“An eloquent exploration, from several perspectives, of one family’s life following unimaginable loss.” 
Booklist

“Nancy Reisman’s mesmerizing Trompe l’Oeil is itself a magic trick [...] Carefully charting the contours of absence, in prose as wise as it is beautiful, Reisman shows us that loss is a presence, another way to trick the eye — and the heart.”
—Susan Choi, author of My Education

During a vacation in Rome, the Murphy family experiences a life-altering tragedy. In the immediate aftermath, James, Nora, and their children find solace in their Massachusetts coast home, but as the years pass the weight of the loss disintegrates the increasingly fragile marriage and leaves its mark on each family member. Trompe l’Oeil seamlessly alternates among several characters’ points of view, capturing the details of their daily lives as well as their longing for connection and fear of abandonment. Through the turbulence of marriage, the challenges of parenthood, job upheavals, and calamities large and small, Trompe l’Oeil examines family legacies, the ways those legacies persist, and the ways they might be transcended. Nancy Reisman is a master of psychological acuity, creating characters who are wholly unique and yet express our own longings and anxieties. Trompe l’Oeil haunts not only with its story but also with the beauty of its insight into hopes, desires, and fears.