Author Maile Meloy was in Falmouth last week talking with fans about her novels Apothocary (a New York Times bestseller which also won the E.B White Award in 2012) and it’s sequel Apprentices. Eight Cousins Bookshop on Main Street hosted her visit and invited their middle school book club to read the book and come ask her questions.
Of Meloy’s debut novel Liars and Saints, the New York Times Book Review wrote, ” “Every once in a while a book comes along that upends popular notions of American fiction. There is the literature of family dysfunction . . . There is regional literature . . . There is the social novel about current events . . . And there is the historical novel . . . Liars and Saints, Maile Meloy’s spectacular first novel, is at once all of these literatures and none of them.”
Meloy — a long-time fan of the Woods Hole Inn — visited for this chilly February weekend from her home in Los Angeles. Meloy talked to her readers about growing up in Montana, her daily rituals as a writer, and her creative collaboration with the illustrator Ian Schoenherr. She shared a wonderful slide show, took questions from the audience, and signed a bunch of books.
What a great visit from a wonderful friend! If you are curious about Maile, check out her website right here. If you are interested in seeing Woods Hole in winter, we recommend booking a room at the Woods Hole Inn, where culture meets a Cape Cod B&B.