The Latecomers follows five generations of a Connecticut blueblood family and how they are changed forever by hiring an Irish immigrant girl as a housemaid in 1909. The story unfolds from a mysterious death and includes love, betrayals, old money, motherhood and 117 years of meticulously researched American history. The Latecomers comes out in November from Little, Brown, but you can pre-order a personalized copy here to arrive in your mailbox the day it's published, courtesy of Oblong Books & Music.
If you're in NW CT, please join me at the book launch at The White Hart Inn in Salisbury on Tuesday, November 6 at 6 PM. Election Day! I'll be presenting The Latecomers with a Hidden History of 20th Century America slide show featuring surprises I discovered while researching the book.