Claire Lombardo will sign "Same As It Ever Was"

What: Claire Lombardo will discuss and sign Same As It Ever Was; conversation partner TBA

When: Wednesday, July 10th at 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Bookworm, 2501 So. 90th St., Ste. 111

About: The Bookworm is proud to welcome Claire Lombardo, author of The Most Fun We Ever Had, back to the store as she reads, discusses, and signs her sophomore novel, Same As It Ever Was.

Julia Ames, after a youth marked by upheaval and emotional turbulence, has found herself on the placid plateau of mid-life. But Julia has never navigated the world with the equanimity of her current privileged class. Having nearly derailed herself several times, making desperate bids for the kind of connection that always felt inaccessible to her, she finally feels, at age fifty seven, that she has a firm handle on things. She’s unprepared, though, for what comes next: a surprise announcement from her straight-arrow son, an impending separation from her spikey teenaged daughter, and a seductive resurgence of the past, all of which threaten to draw her back into the patterns that had previously kept her on a razor’s edge.

Same As It Ever Was traverses the rocky terrain of real life—exploring new avenues of maternal ambivalence, intergenerational friendship, and the happenstantial cause-and-effect that governs us all. Delving even deeper into the nature of relationships—how they grow, change, and sometimes end—Lombardo proves herself a true and definitive cartographer of the human heart and asserts herself among the finest novelists of her generation.

Claire Lombado is the author of The Most Fun We Ever Had, which has been optioned for television by Reese Witherspoon. She lives in Iowa City, where she has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Grinnell College and works part-time as a bookseller at Prairie Lights Books.

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 6:00pm
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Same As It Ever Was: A Novel By Claire Lombardo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385549554
Availability: New release available for pre-order. Publication date may change.
Published: Doubleday - June 18th, 2024

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