Stephen McCauley with Anita Diamant

Join bestselling authors Stephen McCauley (The Object of My Affection and Alternatives to Sex) and Anita Diamant (The Red Tent and Boston Girl) for a discussion of McCauley’s latest novel, My Ex-Life, which examines how we define home, family, and love. David Hedge’s life is coming apart at the seams, so what better time to travel cross-country to help piece together the life of his ex-wife? Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears, and have thoughts of your own ex-life.

my ex life bookcoverFriends Author Series: Stephen McCauley in conversation with Anita Diamant
Thursday, May 17th
7pm, Library Assembly Room

“As always, McCauley’s effervescent prose is full of wit and wisdom on every topic—college application essays, Airbnb operation, weed addiction, live porn websites, and, most of all, people.” Kirkus Review

 “McCauley’s best novel so far—and that’s saying a lot.” Anita Diamant

 “A wise, ruefully funny, and ultimately touching exploration of mid-life melancholy and unexpected second chances. Stephen McCauley is a wonderful writer, and this may be his best book yet.” Tom Perrotta


stephen mccauley headshotStephen McCauley, named a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture, has written seven novels, three of which were turned into feature-length films. Incapable of writing at home, he’s committed to working in libraries.

anita diamant headshotAnita Diamant is the bestselling author of The Red Tent. Her 2014 novel, The Boston Girl, was the 2016 One Book One Belmont community read. She and Stephen are part of the same writing group.


The Friends Author Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library. Visit the Friends page to learn more about joining or renewing your membership.