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30th Nov, 2021

Droitwich wife and husband to hold book signing at town's library after launching new novel

A DROITWICH wife and husband will be signing copies of their new psychological family drama novel at the town’s library, Victoria Square, at 6.30pm on Wednesday, November 17.

Alison Jean Lester wrote Glide with photographer Andrew Gurnett providing the images.

It is set in November in Massachusetts where Leo Coffin is making a birthday cake for his wife Liv who is due home from a trip to Norway when a stranger – Morten – arrives claiming to be her half-brother.

Too polite to make the stranger wait until Liv gets home, he lets him in, unleashing a troubling, fascinating force into his quiet life.

When she returns, unable to separate fact from fiction, Leo is forced to live with mystery upon mystery – along with a secret he is keeping himself.

Leo, a photographer by trade, narrates the story and connects with the reader as they wait to see if the marriage can survive the fact and fiction.

Alison was born in Los Angeles and grew up in St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, London and Massachusetts before attending Indiana University, earning a BA in Mandarin and French.

She has worked as an editor, journalist, and voiceover artist before moving to Singapore, where she developed a successful coaching and training business, performed improvised comedy, and continued to write.

She moved to Droitwich and has written a number of novels, poetry, short stories, plays and non-fiction books.

Andrew Gurnett is a photographic artist and lived in Singapore for more than 20 years.

His work has featured in group and solo exhibitions, in photographic books and on walls of private collectors and even a five-star hotel.

Places are limited at the signing. To book, email drlib@worcestershire.gov.uk and people can buy

Glide on the evening, at alisonjeanlester.com or from bookshops.

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