Yaddo Presents in Saratoga: An Evening with Lynn Freed

Saturday, June 24, 2017

7:30 PM

Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway

Our collaboration with Northshire Bookstore continues with a special pre-publication event celebrating Lynn Freed’s novel The Last Laugh, scheduled for release in July 2017. Be among the first to hear an excerpt from this witty new novel about three self-proclaimed “old bags” who run off to a Greek island to escape their children and grandchildren. At first, barefoot and contented, they think they’ve rediscovered the wheel. But when lovers, ex-lovers, swindlers, children, and grandchildren start turning up with alarming frequency, things go awry. As Bess writes in one of Ruth’s weekly “Granny a Go Go” columns, this is not an Enchanted April sort of year.

Lynn Freed’s six previous novels have received rave reviews everywhere from The New York Times Book Review (“Makes us laugh while packing, finally, a punch” ), to The Los Angeles Times Book Review (“Deeply absorbing and ambitious . . . Astonishingly vivid”). In The Last Laugh she returns with a beautifully written and very funny novel about money, sex, friendship, and the pleasures and perils of children.