The Town Book Store in Westfield will host a Meet & Greet with Lisa Catherine Harper, author of A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 11-1 PM.  Her book is the winner of the 2010 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize.   Publishers Weekly has called the book, which merges personal narrative with research, “universal, moving, and relevant.”  Following the intimate story of Harper’s first pregnancy, from conception to her daughter’s first word, A Double Life looks at how the biological facts of motherhood give rise to life-altering emotional and psychological changes. Harper’s carefully researched story reminds us that motherhood’s central joys are also its most essential transformations.

Lisa Catherine Harper is a writer and professor in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco.  Her writing has appeared in books, online and in print, in places including San Francisco Chronicle, Poetry Foundation, Huffington Post, Babble, Glimmer Train, Literary Mama, Offsprung, Gastronomica,and Mama, PhD.   She holds a BA from Princeton University and an MA and PhD from University of California, Davis. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, and their two children. You can find her online at

Meet Lisa Harper at The Town Book Store located at 270 East Broad Street in Westfield (corner of East Broad and Elmer Streets). If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve an autographed copy.