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September 20, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


9.20.2023 Louise Hare collage
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Virtual - Afternoon Tea with Author Louise Hare, Discussing "Harlem After Midnight"

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

We're excited to be celebrating a book birthday with author Louise Hare! Her new book, "Harlem After Midnight" just came out on August 29th and is a must read for anyone who loves historical fiction, mysteries, and jazz music from the 1930s ! Louise is joining us from "across the pond" - so BYOT (bring your own tea) for this very special Q&A.

Note: This program is 3pm ET (Boston Time)

You can buy signed books (by bookplate) by Louise from Aesop's Fable. Just write that you would like the book signed in the notes section at checkout. 

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About the Book:

A body falls from a town house window in Harlem, and it looks just like the newest singer at the Apollo…in this evocative, twisting new novel from the author of Miss Aldridge Regrets.

Harlem, 1936: Lena Aldridge grew up in a cramped corner of London, hearing stories of the bright lights of Broadway. She always imagined that when she finally went to New York City, she’d be there with her father. But now he’s dead, and she’s newly arrived and alone, chasing a dream that has quickly dried up. When Will Goodman—the handsome musician she met on the crossing from England—offers for her to stay with his friends in Harlem, she agrees. She has nowhere else to go, and this will give her a chance to get to know Will better and see if she can find any trace of the family she might have remaining.

Will’s friends welcome her with open arms, but just as Lena discovers the stories her father once told her were missing giant pieces of information, she also starts to realize the man she’s falling too fast and too hard for has secrets of his own. And they might just place a target on her back. Especially when she is drawn to the brightest stage in town.

About the Author: 

Louise Hare is a London-based author. Her debut novel, This Lovely City, was published in the UK to wide acclaim, and was a Between the Covers Book Club Pick on BBC Two. She has an MA in creative writing from the University of London.

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This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library and in partnership with a multitude of MA libraries.  

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