CLAIRE LOMBARDO- In Person Author Event- Readings from Oconomowaukee

In Person Author Event
Readings from Oconomowaukee


in conversation with Daniel Goldin 
& Lisa Baudoin 

Monday, June 17th
2:00 p.m. 
Books & Company 







Join us for a lovely afternoon start of a double feature edition of Readings from Oconomowaukee with author Claire Lombardo for her new novel Same As It Ever Was- a brilliantly observed family drama in which the enduring, hard-won affection of a long marriage faces imminent derailment from events both past and present. Lombardo will be in conversation with bookstore proprietors Daniel Goldin and Lisa Baudoin. Please register for this free event! 


Can't make this afternoon event? We're taking this event on the road and will be at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee at 6:30 p.m. Click here to register for the evening event! 



About the book: 
Julia Ames, after a youth marked by upheaval and emotional turbulence, has found herself on the placid plateau of mid-life. But Julia has never navigated the world with the equanimity of her current privileged class. Having nearly derailed herself several times, making desperate bids for the kind of connection that always felt inaccessible to her, she finally feels, at age fifty seven, that she has a firm handle on things.

She's unprepared, though, for what comes next: a surprise announcement from her straight-arrow son, an impending separation from her spikey teenaged daughter, and a seductive resurgence of the past, all of which threaten to draw her back into the patterns that had previously kept her on a razor's edge.

Same As It Ever Was traverses the rocky terrain of real life, --exploring new avenues of maternal ambivalence, intergenerational friendship, and the happenstantial cause-and-effect that governs us all. Delving even deeper into the nature of relationships--how they grow, change, and sometimes end--Lombardo proves herself a true and definitive cartographer of the human heart and asserts herself among the finest novelists of her generation.


About the author: 
CLAIRE LOMBARDO is the author of The Most Fun We Ever Had, which has been optioned for television by Reese Witherspoon. She lives in Iowa City, where she has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Grinnell College and works part-time as a bookseller at Prairie Lights Books. Visit her at






Event date: 
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4457
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Same As It Ever Was: A Novel By Claire Lombardo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385549554
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Doubleday - June 18th, 2024

The Most Fun We Ever Had By Claire Lombardo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525564232
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 6th, 2021