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Andrew McCarthy, author of "Just Fly Away," at Boswell on Mon. Apr. 10, 7 pm
Boswell Book Company
Milwaukee, WI
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Andrew McCarthy, author of "Just Fly Away," at Boswell on Mon. Apr. 10, 7 pm
Andrew McCarthy has worn many hats. He's beloved for his starring film roles in "Pretty in Pink," "Mannequin," and "Less than Zero." He appeared on Broadway in the Tony-Award-winning production of "Side Man." He's directed series such as "Orange Is the New Black" and "The Blacklist." And his work as a travel writer and Editor at Large for "National Geographic" led to his bestselling memoir, "The Longest Way Home," and the editor slot for "Best American Travel Writing 2015."

Now his first novel, "Just Fly Away" is coming out in April, and we're thrilled to be hosting a ticketed talk and signing for this powerful young-adult novel on Monday, April 10, 7 pm. It starts when fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father has a child from a brief affair, an eight-year-old boy named Thomas who lives in her own suburban New Jersey town. She begins to question everything she thinks she knows about her family and her life. Lucy can't believe her father betrayed the whole family, or that her mother forgave him, or that her sister isn't rocked by the news the way Lucy is. Worse, Lucy's father's secret is now her own, one that isolates her from her friends, family, and even her boyfriend, Simon, the one person she expected would truly understand. When Lucy escapes to Maine, the home of her mysteriously estranged grandfather, she finally begins to get to the bottom of her family's secrets and lies.

Tickets are $19 and include admission to the event and a copy of "Just Fly Away." On the night of the event only, a $12 Boswell gift card is available in lieu of the book. McCarthy will sign copies of "Just Fly Away" and "The Longest Way Home." Other signing restrictions may apply.

What an evening!

Please note that if you are not able to attend, we will hold a signed copy of "Just Fly Away" for you for up to six months.


Boswell Book Company (View)
2559 N. Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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