Ann Napolitano, Author of Hello Beautiful, at Los Poblanos

Monday, May 6, 2024 - 7:00pm

Join Bookworks, Los Poblanos, and AMP Concerts for an evening of exquisite literature in an equally exquisite setting: we are delighted to present Ann Napolitano, reading from Within Arm's Reach at Los Poblanos on Monday, May 6th.

Known best for her New York Times bestselling novel Hello Beautiful, Ann Napolitano's debut novel, Within Arm's Reach had previously gone out of print. To celebrate its return, Ms. Napolitano will be reading from and signing this newly re-issued edition.

This event will take place outdoors under the grand portal of the beautiful and historic La Quinta of Los Poblanos. Join us at 5:30pm when the doors open to mingle and enjoy a drink from the cash bar, provided by Los Poblanos. Ms. Napolitano will be available to sign books between 6pm and 6:45pm, and the reading and Q&A will run from 7pm to 8pm.

Tickets available below and in-store. Doors at 5:30pm, signing at 6pm, and reading at 7pm.


About Within Arm's Reach
A tender and perceptive novel about three generations of an Irish American family jarred into crisis by an unexpected pregnancy—from the bestselling author of Hello Beautiful.

“This stunning . . . exquisite, skillfully written gem addresses serious issues–e.g., guilt vs. loyalty, the past vs. the present—[but] remains hopeful and includes ample doses of humor and wit.”—Library Journal (starred review)
No one in my mother’s family ever talks about anything that can be categorized as unpleasant or as having to do with emotions. . . .
This spellbinding debut by bestselling author Ann Napolitano is a poignant reminder of how connected we are to those we love, even when we cannot find the words to say it. The unforgettable story of three generations of a large Irish Catholic family, Within Arms Reach is another rich and deeply satisfying novel from the author who captured the many dimensions of grief in Dear Edward and the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood in Hello Beautiful.


About Ann Napolitano
Ann Napolitano is the New York Times bestselling author of Hello Beautiful, the 100th selection for Oprah Winfrey's book club; Dear Edward, a Read with Jenna selection and an Apple TV+ series; A Good Hard Look; and Within Arm's Reach. For seven years, Napolitano was the associate editor of the literary magazine One Story, and she received an MFA from New York University. She has taught fiction writing at Brooklyn College’s MFA program, New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and Gotham Writers Workshop.


Praise for Within Arm's Reach

“Napolitano writes with beauty and power, skillfully bringing her characters within arms’s reach until your heart is taken and this family becomes your own. This novel is a must-read for any book group.” —Hannah Tinti, author of Animal Crackers

“Napolitano has created a fascinating family in crisis. . . . Successfully skirting melodrama, [she] gives us a family drama that says even the most contentious can find a bit of happiness.” Hartford Courant

“As if we are friends she brought home for the holidays, Ann Napolitano plops us onto the living room sofa of a big family with big problems and gives us an intimate view of what goes on behind closed doors. Within Arm’s Reach is a deft, vivacious novel whose author compels us to stay seated until the very last word.” —Helen Ellis, author of Eating the Cheshire Cat

“A fresh and exceptionally strong family portrait.” Denver Post

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La Quinta at Los Poblanos
SKU: Napolitano
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