Event celebrating author John Searles’ new book to feature actor Amy Ryan

John Searles, a best selling author who grew up in Monroe and now lives in New York, has a new book, "Her Last Affair." Contributed

MONROE, CT – Academy Award nominated actor, Amy Ryan, will join a conversation with John Searles, a New York Times best selling author who grew up in Monroe, during an evening at New York City’s Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, on March 22 at 6:30 p.m.

The event, which will be held virtually and before a live audience, is a celebration of the release of Searles’ much anticipated genre bending new novel, “Her Last Affair,” published by Mariner Books.

Those attending in-person must have proof of vaccination and be masked at all times. Tickets are $30 each and include a copy of “Her Last Affair.” To order tickets, visit Symphonyspace.org/events or call 212-864-5400.

Turning The Page book store in Monroe is participating in the virtual component of this event. Those who preorder a copy of “Her Last Affair” online or at the bookshop will receive an email with the streaming code just before the event, so they can participate.

Turning The Page is also planning an in-person summer book club for readers, to be led by Searles.

Amy Ryan

To preorder copies of  “Her Last Affair, click here or visit the book store at 477 Monroe Turnpike, in Clock Tower Square.

Ryan, whose resume includes many credits on stage, television and in movies, recently played a starring role opposite Joaquin Phoenix in writer and director Ari Aster’s “Disappointment Blvd.” for A24. She also starred opposite Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.”

Searles previous novels include “Help for the Haunted”, “Boy Still Missing” and “Strange But True”, which was made into a movie.

Her Last Affair

The following is a description of Searles’ new book that is published on Amazon.com:

Every marriage has its secrets….

Skyla lives alone in the shadow of the defunct drive-in movie theater that she and her husband ran for nearly fifty years. Ever since Hollis’s death in a freak accident the year before, Skyla spends her nights ruminating about the regrets and deceptions in her long marriage. That is, until she rents a cottage on the property to a charming British man, Teddy Cornwell….

A thousand miles away, Linelle is about to turn fifty. Bored by her spouse and fired from her job when a questionable photo from her youth surfaces on social media, her only source of joy is an on-line affair with her very first love, a man she’s not seen in nearly thirty years, Teddy Cornwell…

While in New York City, Jeremy, a failed and bitter writer, accepts an assignment to review a new restaurant in Providence. Years ago, Providence was the site of his first great love and first great heartbreak—and maybe, just maybe, he’ll look her up when he’s back in town…

Part page-turning thriller, part homage to film noir, and dazzling in its insight into the often desperate desires of the human heart, Her Last Affair is a tense and atmospheric novel of love lost and found again.

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