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Events & Programs
June 18: Author Luncheon with Meghan MacLean Weir
Join us for a luncheon and author talk with Meghan MacLean Weir, author of "The Book of Essie," at Sea Dog Brewing Co. in North Conway. Tickets are $20, which includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library.
Tickets can be purchased through White Birch Books, call 603-356-3200, or at the North Conway Library by June 16. Yes, they need to be purchased in advance so that the restaurant can plan efficiently.
We are thrilled to have author, Meghan MacLean Weir join us for our upcoming luncheon. She will be discussing her debut novel, “The Book of Essie.” The only thing you have to do is get your ticket!
A debut novel of family, fame, and religion that tells the emotionally stirring, wildly captivating story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, star of the family's hit reality show, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart.
Esther Ann Hicks--Essie--is the youngest child on “Six for Hicks,” a reality television phenomenon. She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. When Essie's mother, Celia, discovers that Essie is pregnant, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia's? Or do they try to arrange a marriage--and a ratings-blockbuster wedding?
Meanwhile, Essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect. As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media--through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell--Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?
MEGHAN MACLEAN WEIR was raised in the rectory of her father’s church in Southbridge, Massachusetts, and later moved with her family to Buffalo, New York. Her memoir Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency chronicles her years in training at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. She holds degrees in Molecular Biology and Medical Anthropology from Princeton and Oxford Universities, respectively, as well as an MD from the Stony Brook School of Medicine. She continues to live and work as a physician in the Boston area. THE BOOK OF ESSIE is her first novel.
1. Avocado Quinoa Salad: Tri-colored quinoa, avocado, spinach and bibb lettuce, heirloom cherry tomatoes, sliced almonds and avocado-lime yogurt dressing.
2. Chili Lime Shrimp Taco: Soft corn tortilla, grilled chili-lime shrimp, shaved cabbage, cilantro crema, diced tomato, pickled red fresno pepper and Cotija cheese with French fries
3. Grilled Turkey and Avocado Burger: Topped with cheddar cheese with French Fries.
1. Flourless Chocolate Cake
2. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting