A Night In with Cathy Rentzenbrink
To mark the publication of Everyone Is Still Alive
This event is now available to watch on demand until 13th July.
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Join Sunday Times bestselling author Cathy Rentzenbrink to celebrate the publication of her debut novel, as she explores the deeper reality of marriage, parenthood and the way life thwarts our expectations.
It is summer on Magnolia Road when Juliet moves into her late mother’s house with her husband Liam and their young son, Charlie. Preoccupied by guilt, grief and the juggle of working motherhood, she can’t imagine finding time to get to know the neighbouring families, let alone fitting in with them. But for Liam, a writer, the morning coffees and after-school gatherings soon reveal the secret struggles, fears and rivalries playing out behind closed doors - all of which are going straight into his new novel . . .
Juliet tries to bury her unease and leave Liam to forge these new friendships. But when the rupture of a marriage sends ripples through the group, painful home truths are brought to light. And then, one sun-drenched afternoon at a party, a single moment changes everything.
In conversation for this virtual event, Cathy will share the inspiration behind her novel and delve deeper into her characters, all secretly struggling with the anxieties of the modern world whilst trying to maintain the illusion that everything is fine. She’ll also touch on the themes of guilt, grief, working motherhood, the mental load, envy, fear and status, but also love, friendship, community and how we figure out what really matters.
Wise, witty, and moving, you do not want to miss this.