Throughout the year the FOTL presents various guest speakers and holiday programs.
Support the FOTL by attending an Author Luncheon event where you can enjoy a great lunch and listen to an author talk. Other programs include field trips and the annual Holiday Wassail party (FOTL members only).
Our Virtual Author Events are free and open to the public. To support these and other programs offered by the FOTL-HB please consider making a
A Visit with New York Times best selling author Michelle Gable
General Fiction Novels
Join us from the comfort of your home via ZOOM
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Hear from the author AND ask questions for insights about her current
work and future writing plans, her writing process, and her personal life.
Michelle Gable’s The Summer I Met Jack imagines the affair between John F. Kennedy and Alicia Corning Clark. It is 1950 when a young, beautiful Polish refugee arrives in Hyannisport, Massachusetts to work as a maid for one of the wealthiest families in America. Alicia is at once dazzled by the large and charismatic family, in particular the oldest son, a rising politician named Jack.
Alicia and Jack are soon engaged, but his domineering father forbids the marriage. And so, Alicia trades Hyannisport for Hollywood, and eventually Rome. She dates famous actors and athletes and royalty, including Gary Cooper and Kirk Douglas, all the while staying close with Jack. A decade after they meet, on the eve of Jack’s inauguration as the thirty-fifth President of the United States, the two must confront what they mean to each other.