Book ‘Social Engagement’ by Avery Carpenter Forrey

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“Unputdownable and razor-sharp. … Forrey’s is a fresh new voice in fiction that effuses wit and heart in equal measure; I joyfully devoured her stunning debut.” — Carola Lovering, author of Tell Me Lies. A bitingly sharp and darkly humorous debut novel exploring millennial wedding culture, class, and relationships, all filtered through the ever-present lens of social media. In an opulent honeymoon suite in Watch Hill, Rhode Island’s most desirable wedding venue, 29-year-old Callie Holt is spending her wedding night lying in a bathtub shoveling down a pizza; her expensive white dress now splattered with sauce and her groom passed out in the next room. With her seven-hour-old marriage already imploded, Callie turns to the place of record – her phone – sifting through the photographic evidence of the past year to pinpoint where it all went wrong. Could it have started when Callie moved in with her best friend, Virginia Murphy…

Publisher: Mariner Books (May 23, 2023); Pages: 336 pages; ISBN-10: 0063294907; ISBN-13: 978-0063294905; ASIN:‎ B0BCGC83T8

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Author’s biography: Avery Carpenter Forrey – I like how this action works with my name and I live for a good tagline. I’m a writer, editor, and creative consultant. My debut novel Social Engagement will be published by HarperCollins/Mariner Books in 2023. I was a founding team member and Managing Editor at theSkimm, where I co-wrote the #1 NY Times bestseller How to Skimm Your Life. In my free time, I like to read and emoji-rate books.

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