Jennifer Weiner, best-selling author and ‘undisputed patron of beach reading,’ kicks off new book tour with stop in Harford County – Baltimore Sun


New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner kicks off the tour of her new book, “The Summer Place,” at an in-person event May 10, 7-8 p.m., at Water’s Edge Event Center, 4687 Millennium Drive in Belcamp. The event will also be simulcast online.

“We are thrilled to welcome our patrons back to an in-person authoring event, our first since the pandemic began,” said Mary Hastler, CEO of Harford County Public Library. “Jennifer Weiner is such a popular author with our customers, and we’re thrilled to bring her to County Harford and be the first stop on her in-person book tour for her new book.”

Described as “the undisputed patron of beach reading” by The New York Times, Weiner’s new book, “The Summer Place,” is a testament to the family in all its messy glory. It’s a story about what we sacrifice and how we forgive. Exciting, witty, big-hearted and keenly observed, this book is Weiner’s love letter to the Outer Cape and the power of home, to how our lives are enriched by the people we call family. and the countless ways love can surprise us.

“‘The Summer Place’ is sure to be a page-turning summer read this year,” Hastler said.

Weiner is the bestselling author of 18 books including “Big Summer,” “Mrs. Everything,” “Good in Bed,” and a collection of essays, “Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing.” Princeton University and a frequent contributor to the Opinion section of the New York Times, Weiner lives with her family in Philadelphia.

Presented in partnership by the Harford County Public Library and the Howard County Library System, the in-person event includes a presentation on “The Summer Place” and the opportunity to purchase the book and have it autographed by Weiner . Photo ops with the author will also be available. Copies of “The Summer Place” will be on sale the evening of the event. Attendees are encouraged to register early for the in-person event as space is limited.

For virtual attendees, a link will be sent 24-48 hours prior to the event. For virtual attendees interested in purchasing a book, contact The Last Word Bookstore ( or Bethany Beach Books ( A limited number of signed bookplates are available, while supplies last.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Registration is required for those wishing to attend the event in person or virtually:


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