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April 25, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A Virtual Evening with Dennis Lehane & Gillian Flynn


April 25, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm



Books & Books, the Miami Book Fair, and other Indies across the country present…

A Virtual Evening with


in conversation with

Gillian Flynn


Small Mercies: A Novel

(Harper, $30)

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 8 PM ET


Books & Books is thrilled to be partnering with Miami Book Fair, The Odyssey Bookshop, University Bookstore, RJ Julia Booksellers, Anderson’s Bookshop, Gibson’s Bookstore, Northshire Bookstore, The King’s English Bookshop, Village Books, Left Bank Books, Book Passage, & Titcomb’s Bookshop to welcome bestselling author Dennis Lehane for his latest book: Small Mercies: A Novel (Harper,$30.00)! An all-consuming tale of revenge, family love, festering hate, and insidious power, set against one of the most tumultuous episodes in Boston’s history. Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, Gillian Flynnwill be in conversation. This is an exclusive online event at 8pm ET / 7pm CT on Tuesday, April 25th.

Each ticket includes a copy of the book. Please purchase a ticket before April 25th to gain access to the event. An email with the event link will be sent the day of the event to all attendees.

About the Book: 

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer returns with a masterpiece to rival Mystic River—an all-consuming tale of revenge, family love, festering hate, and insidious power, set against one of the most tumultuous episodes in Boston’s history.

“Lehane is the master of complex human characters thrust into suspenseful, page-turning situations.” —Gillian Flynn

“One of the great diabolical thriller kings.”—New York Times

“Lehane has built a career as a philosopher of the human animal.”—Noah Hawley

In the summer of 1974 a heatwave blankets Boston and Mary Pat Fennessey is trying to stay one step ahead of the bill collectors. Mary Pat has lived her entire life in the housing projects of “Southie,” the Irish American enclave that stubbornly adheres to old tradition and stands proudly apart.

One night Mary Pat’s teenage daughter Jules stays out late and doesn’t come home. That same evening, a young Black man is found dead, struck by a subway train under mysterious circumstances.

The two events seem unconnected. But Mary Pat, propelled by a desperate search for her missing daughter, begins turning over stones best left untouched—asking questions that bother Marty Butler, chieftain of the Irish mob, and the men who work for him, men who don’t take kindly to anyone—man or woman—who threatens their business.

Set against the hot, tumultuous months when the city’s desegregation of its public schools exploded in violence, Small Mercies is a superb thriller, a brutal depiction of criminality and power, and an unflinching portrait of the dark heart of American racism. It is a mesmerizing and wrenching work that only Dennis Lehane could write.


About the Author:

DENNIS LEHANE is the author of thirteen previous novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by NightMoonlight MileGone, BabyGoneMystic RiverShutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and now lives in California with his family.  He is also the creator of Black Bird, the critically acclaimed limited series from Apple TV +.

About the Moderator:

GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, for which she wrote the Golden Globe-nominated screenplay, and the New York Times bestsellers Dark Places and Sharp Objects. She was the showrunner for Amazon’s Utopia, and co-wrote Widows with director Steve McQueen. Her latest project is Gillian Flynn Books in partnership with Zando, which is committed to publishing books across genres that are propulsive, culturally incisive, and unexpected. A former critic for Entertainment Weekly, she lives in Chicago with her husband and children.