Best-selling author returns to discuss novel

Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes

Join New York Times best-selling author Jojo Moyes on Sept. 11 as she discusses her latest novel, The Girl You Left Behind, a story about a WWI painting that spans more than a century and illustrates the battle between right and wrong.

[email protected] and Diane’s Books will present Ms. Moyes on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium.

Ms. Moyes’s best-selling novel, Me Before You, has been translated into 31 languages. This year, Ms. Moyes returns with another literary heartbreaker that asks, “Whatever happened to the girl you left behind?”

Me Before You, to which MGM has just acquired movie rights, struck a chord with readers and critics. Liesl Schillinger of the New York Times Book Review said, “When I finished this novel, I didn’t want to review it; I wanted to reread it.”

The Girl You Left Behind is set in France, 1916, when artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of WWI, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything — her family, her reputation and her life — to see her husband again.

Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the painting’s true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is — putting Liv’s belief in what is right to the ultimate test.

The new novel is getting rave reviews, including an A grade from Entertainment Weekly, and books will be available for purchase and signing at this event through Diane’s Books. Seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Marianne Weill at 203-622-7933 or Wayne Campbell at 203-622-7922, or visit greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive.

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