Meg Little Reilly

Secrets roll out and a so-called “perfect family” crumbles in Meg Little Reilly’s newest novel, THE MISFORTUNES OF FAMILY. In the novel, a documentary crew captures the truths that each member of a former senator’s family has kept concealed on their annual trip to the Berkshires. At the event, Meg will talk about her novel, answer audience questions, and sign books. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.


The Bright family is the picture of perfection--attractive, competitive and a bit badly behaved. As the four adult sons of retired senator John Bright head with their partners to the annual family reunion, they have everything they need, except self-awareness. This year the senator has agreed to let a producer document the reunion at the lake house. Of course, they let their guard down.

As petty jealousies surface, Philip, the youngest, reveals a surprising personal decision that earns the ribbing--or is it scorn?--of his brothers, JJ, Spencer and Charlie. Then the senator unexpectedly announces his desire for another political run. Not everyone is on board, especially matriarch Patty, who is keenly aware of the toll it will take on their private lives. Suddenly closely held family secrets start tumbling out and keep coming, including the biggest one that will rock this family to the core.

Meg Little Reilly is the author of the novels Everything That Follows and We Are Unprepared. She's a radio commentator on Vermont Public Radio, a speechwriter for the President of Bennington College, essayist, and outdoors enthusiast. Prior to writing fiction, Meg worked in national politics and the White House. She holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and an M.A. from the George Washington University. These days she lives in rural Vermont with her husband and two daughters.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
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An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
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ISBN: 9780778369424
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Published: Mira Books - February 4th, 2020

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We Are Unprepared Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778319436
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Published: Mira Books - August 30th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780778364146
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Published: Mira Books - May 1st, 2018

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