UPDATED: September 23, 2021
New York Times-bestselling novelist and screenwriter Taylor Jenkins Reid will be the featured author for The Peters Township Library Foundation’s Novel November. The literary event will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at the Peters Township High School Auditorium at 121 Rolling Hills Drive in McMurray. This will be the fourth program in the Novel November series. Previous featured speakers include Yaa Gyasi in 2017, Tim O’ Brien in 2018, and Anna Quindlen in 2019.
Tickets are now on sale at https://ptlib.org/TJRtickets. You can also purchase tickets at the library’s circulation desk. Out of an abundance of caution, masks will now be required at this event.
Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author and screenwriter of several novels that explore love in all its complexity. She writes and speaks candidly about women’s issues, relationships, marriage, and the writing process.
Reid’s newest novel, Malibu Rising, is a New York Times bestseller that follows the four famous Riva siblings who throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. The events of the night in 1983 reveal the many secrets that shaped this family’s generations, and the Rivas lives change forever. With her beloved, signature style, Reid writes a powerful story of historical fiction that explores fame, family, identity, and the impact of secrets unraveled. Malibu Rising is a #ReadWithJenna book club pick and is set to be adapted as a Hulu television series.
Her previous novel, Daisy Jones & The Six (another New York Times bestseller), details the history of a fictional rock band from the 1970s and what led to their rise to and fall from fame. In addition to writing the novel, Reid also wrote the lyrics for each song featured in the book. Before its publication, the novel was picked up by Reese Witherspoon for her monthly book club, and by Hello Sunshine, Witherspoon’s production company, for an Amazon limited television series starring Riley Keough. Daisy Jones was named one of the best books of 2019 by several media outlets, including NPR, The Washington Post, Esquire, Glamour, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, and more. The audiobook has also received critical acclaim and was named one of Apple Books’s Best Audiobooks of 2019.
Reid is also the author of the acclaimed novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (also a New York Times bestseller), which follows the story of a fictional Hollywood icon and her glamorous life and marriages. A television adaptation of Evelyn Hugo is in the works, with Reid writing the series adaption. Her other books include One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever Interrupted. Reid’s novels have been Indie Next picks and have been featured in People, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Good Morning America, Goodreads, and more. She lives in Los Angeles.