An Afternoon with Colleen Oakley, author of "You Were There Too"

An Afternoon with Colleen Oakley, author of "You Were There Too"

March 4th 2020 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Support Spartanburg County Adult Education by enjoying an afternoon with author Colleen Oakley on Wednesday, March 4th at 2 p.m at Hub City Bookshop.

*Spartanburg County Adult Education’s basic education classes are designed to teach adult community members to read, write, and comprehend English, problem solve, critically think, and acquire the basic skills necessary to function in society. This includes becoming more employable, productive and responsible citizens.

In her latest book, "You Were There Too,” Oakley delivers a heart-wrenching and unforgettable love story about a woman who must choose between the man she loves and the man fate has chosen for her, in a novel that reminds us that the best life is one led by the heart. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here! 

A beautifully woven story of love, grief, and the power we do and don’t have to choose our fate, You Were There Too brought me to tears. I read it in one long gulp and didn’t want it to end. —New York Times bestselling author Jill Santopolo

Hypnotically beautiful, You Were There Too delves into the chasm between the life we have and the life we imagine for ourselves. Unique, lyrical and thoughtful.—New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins

Mia Graydon’s life looks picket-fence perfect; she has the house, her loving husband, and dreams of starting a family. But she has other dreams too—unexplained, recurring ones starring the same man. Still, she doesn’t think much of it, until a relocation to small-town Pennsylvania brings her face to face with the stranger she has been dreaming about for years. And this man harbors a jaw-dropping secret of his own—he’s been dreaming of her too.

You Were There Too is a surprising and incredibly satisfying story of chance and fate. From the book’s enticing first pages to its startling and electrifying conclusion, Colleen Oakley knocks it out of the park. —New York Times bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid

Determined to understand, Mia and this not-so-stranger search for answers. But when diving into their pasts begins to unravel her life in the present, Mia emerges with a single question—what if?

“A rare gem of a novel. Colleen Oakley checks all the boxes with this one: exquisite, careful writing, beautifully drawn three-dimensional characters, and a twisty plot that defies premonition.” —New York Times bestselling author Karen White

COLLEEN OAKLEY is the critically acclaimed author of Before I Go, Close Enough to Touch and the forthcoming You Were There Too. Her novels have been longlisted for the Southern Book Prize twice and shortlisted for the French Reader’s Prize. A former magazine editor for Marie Claire and Women’s Health & Fitness, Colleen’s articles and essays have been featured in The New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Women’s Health, Redbook, Parade, Woman’s Day, Fitness, Health, Marie Claire and Martha Stewart Weddings. A proud graduate of the University of Georgia’s school of journalism, Colleen currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, four kids and the world’s biggest lapdog, Bailey.


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