**Come celebrate the paperback release of LYDIA'S PARTY, hosted by Women & Children First and held at The Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark)**
Lydia is having a party—it’s a party she hosts every year for six friends. Over a feast of food and wine, the women revel in sharing updates, secrets, and laughter. As this particular evening unfolds, however, Lydia prepares to make a shattering announcement.
As we follow these friends through their party preparations, we meet flawed but lovable characters who are navigating the hassles of daily chores while also meditating in stolen moments on their lives, their regrets, their complicated relationships, and their
deepest desires. When Lydia’s announcement shocks them all, they
rediscover the enduring bonds of friendship and find their lives
changing in unexpected ways.
About the Author
Margaret Hawkins is the author of two previous novels, A Year of Cats and Dogs and How to Survive a Natural Disaster, as well as a memoir about her sister, After Schizophrenia: The Story of My Sister’s Reawakening. She has also written for the Chicago Sun-Times and is a Senior Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Visit www.margarethawkins.com.