The Ramblers - Upcoming Events & Advance Buzz!
My new novel The Ramblershits shelves in two weeks, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support so far—it means the world to me. Here is more information about the book if you’re interested, and details about reading the first chapter appear at the bottom of the page. I’m so excited to share more info about my book tour, the details of which are below. I feel like you guys have been with me every step of the way and can’t wait to thank you in person!
Events for The Ramblers
*As you will see, some of the events are being held at private homes so we do have a space limit. Please email me at aidandonnelleyrowley [at] gmail [dot][com] if you are interested in attending. Also, I’m still adding dates to my book tour, so check back for more details.
**February 9, 2016 – NYC Book launch reading at Book Culture! 7pm – 450 Columbus Avenue – Open to the public. After party details to come!
February 16, 2016 – Charleston, SC – 6pm Library Society Speaker Series
February 17, 2016 – Charleston, SC – 6pm – Pop-Up Happier Hour Literary Salon hosted by Ceara Donnelley. Private event. Email if local interested in attending.
February 18, 2016 – Mill Valley, CA – 7pm – Pop-Up Happier Hour Literary Salon hosted by Sukey Forbes. Private event. Email if local interested in attending.
February 20, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA – 2pm – Happier Hour Literary Salon hosted by Claire Bidwell Smith, Jillian Lauren and Jenny Feldon. Private event. Email if local and interested in attending.
March 2, 2016 – Boston, Massachusetts – 7pm – Pop-Up Happier Hour Literary Salon hosted by Lindsey Mead. Private event. Email if local and interested in attending.
**March 3, 2016 – Brooklyn. Book Court. 7pm. Pop-Up Happier Hour Literary Salon. In conversation with J. Courtney Sulliven. Open to the public.
March 8, 2016 – NYC. Private book club. Upper East Side. (If you'd like me to come to your local book club, learn more about Book the Writer.)
March 10, 2016 – NYC. 6pm cocktails. 7:45 seated dinner. Pen Authors Dinner hosted by Sarah Beatty and Jeannie Uyanik. Ticketed event. Proceeds go to PEN America.
March 15, 2016 – NYC. Book Signing at Montclare Children’s School. Private event.
Advance Buzz for The Ramblers
Here are some of the advance reviews for the book, if you’d like to learn more!
The Ramblers in POPSUGAR’s 23 Books You Should Read This Winter. “This gorgeous second novel by Aidan Donnelley Rowley centers on three different people in Manhattan in the week leading up to Thanksgiving weekend. All lost in their own ways, they will each need to face their pasts before moving on with their futures. Sprinkled with beautiful literary references throughout, The Ramblers is a must read for bibliophiles.”
"Rowley once again captures the bright dialog, urban and romantic insecurities, and stylish lifestyle of a group of appealing upper-echelon mid-30s Manhattanites who defy the jaded stereotypes and will have readers rooting for them as they stumble their way to happiness. Irresistible." Library Journal (Starred Review)
The Ramblers is an Indie Next Pick for February.
“A week of soul-searching and lovemaking among Yale alumni in New York... enjoyable." --Kirkus Reviews
"Vivid and charming." -Publisher's Weekly
"In this spirited, compulsively-readable, sophisticated tale of entangled urban lives, Aidan Donnelley Rowley has written a love letter to New York, full of sparkling innocence and its ensuing heartache. The Ramblers is a pure delight." -Dani Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Devotion
"Aidan Donnelley Rowley's finely honed prose creates a New York story that had me enchanted from the first flirtation. It's not often that a book embeds you so deeply with the characters that you feel as if you are in the story." -Lee Woodruff, New York Times bestselling author of Those We Love Most
"The Ramblers is an engrossing, meticulously observed novel of New York. Aidan Donnelley Rowley explores the lives of characters navigating the challenges of friendship, jealousy, love, and the need to confront their past before they can create a future." -Will Schwalbe, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club
"The Ramblers follows a trio of well-hewn characters who find themselves at the complicated crossroads of love and heartache, past and future, loss and renewal. Chock full of the crackling wit, irreverent humor, and raw honesty that readers have come to expect from Aidan Donnelley Rowley, this is a tale of beautiful people in glamorous places when life is anything but beautiful and glamorous. A whirlwind foray into the New York City that Aidan Donnelley Rowley knows and loves - and writes - so well." -Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Empress
"Amidst the rich beauty of Central Park in fall and Manhattan in its prime, The Ramblers weaves a bewitching, wise tale of how love's path may take unexpected twists and turns. Aidan Donnelley Rowley has brought us a deeply moving and elegant book about how we find ourselves and each other. It pulled me in with its first pages, and wouldn't let go until the last." -Sophie McManus, author of The Unfortunates
"Witty and engaging, The Ramblers takes us deep into the cloistered world of three New Yorkers, where privilege does not necessarily lead to happiness. Aidan Donnelley Rowley is an expert at revealing her characters with depth and care." -Mira Jacob, author of The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing
If you’d like to stay up-to-date on my book news and event details and read the first chapter of The Ramblers, click here. (And if you are unable to access the first chapter, please email me at aidandonnelleyrowley [at] gmail [com] and I will happily send you a direct link!)
Thank you guys SO much for your love and support of me and my book during this very exciting time! I cannot wait to hear what you all think of the book once it’s out in the world. Soon!