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In celebration of its release, New York Times bestselling author Ann Leary will sign copies of her new book, The Children (St. Martin's Press, $26.99) on Saturday, May 28th at 4pm at The Hickory Stick Bookshop. About the book: Charlotte Maynard rarely leaves her mother's home, the sprawling Connecticut lake house that belonged to her late stepfather, Whit Whitman, and the generations of Whitmans before him. While Charlotte and her sister, Sally, grew up at Lakeside, their stepbrothers, Spin and Perry, were welcomed as weekend guests. Now the grown boys own the estate, which Joan occupies by their grace and a provision in the family trust. When Spin, the youngest and favorite of all the children, brings his fiance home for the summer, the entire family is intrigued.