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Heather Harpham

HAPPINESS: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After (HOLT)

Thursday • August 10 • 7pm

U District store

Reading & Book Signing

HAPPINESS: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After

Playwright Heather Harpham shares a frank and moving memoir that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate and unimaginable choices. Happiness begins with a romance of opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual New York writer and homebody. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant―Brian loves her but doesn't want kids. Heather returns to California to deliver their daughter buoyed by family and friends. But mere hours after Gracie's arrival, she finds out her child may be perilously ill. As Gracie's condition grows dire Brian reappears; together they'll have to decide what they are willing to risk to ensure their girl sees adulthood.


Heather Harpham Heather Harpham has written six solo plays, including Happiness and BURNING which toured nationally. Her fiction, essays and reviews have appeared in MORE Magazine and Water~Stone Review. Harpham is the recipient of the Brenda Ueland Prose Prize, a Marin Arts Council Independent Artist Grant and a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and SUNY Purchase and lives along the Hudson River with her family.

Pre-Order an Autographed Copy Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event. $27.00

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