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Will Schwalbe and Chris Maxey In Conversation with Dawn Tripp

Will Schwalbe and Chris Maxey In Conversation with Dawn Tripp In-Person

Barrington Books, in partnership with the Barrington Public Library, presents Will Schwalbe and Chris Maxey in conversation with Dawn Tripp in honor of the paperback release of We Should Not Be Friends.

Moderated discussion and Q&A to be held at the Salem Family Auditorium in the Barrington Public Library on Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 pm. This is a ticketed event. General admission for the presentation only is free. Presentation and book signing tickets include a copy of the book and admission to the signing line after the presentation. Books will also be available for purchase after the presentation.

Please register here.

About the Book

From New Haven to New York City, from Hong Kong and Panama to a remarkable school on an island in the Bahamas—through marriages and a divorce, triumphs and devastating losses—We Should Not Be Friends tracks an extraordinary friendship over decades of challenge and change. Schwalbe’s marvelous new work is, at its heart, a joyful testament to the miracle of human connection—and how if we can just get past our preconceptions, we may find some of our greatest friends.

About the Author

Will Schwalbe is the author of The End of Your Life Book Club, which was a #1 Indie Next pick, an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year, and spent nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He has worked in digital media; in book publishing; and as a journalist, writing for various publications, including the New York Times and the South China Morning Post. He is also the author of Send (co-written with David Shipley) and Books for Living. His most recent book is We Should Not Be Friends. He grew up in Cambridge, Mass, and now lives in New York City with his husband.

Chris Maxey and his wife Pam founded The Island School in 1999. After graduating with a BA in history from Yale University, Chris served six years as an officer in the US Navy SEAL community. He holds an M.A. degree in Marine Studies from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. His friendship with Will Schwalbe is the subject of Will’s memoir, We Should Not Be Friends.

Dawn Tripp is the author of the novel Georgia, which was a national bestseller, a finalist for the New England Book Award, and the winner of the Mary Lynn Kotz Award for Art in Literature. She is the author of three previous novels: Game of Secrets, Moon Tide, and The Season of Open Water, which won the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction. Her poems and essays have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Harvard Review, AGNI, Conjunctions and NPR, among others. Her next novel Jackie will be published in June, 2024. She lives in Massachusetts with her sons.

Thursday, March 21, 2024
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Salem Family Auditorium

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