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Tue, Sep 26


Novelette Booksellers

Author Book Club: Rea Frey - The Other Year

Nashville-based author Rea Frey joins us on Tuesday, September 26th at 7 pm as we discuss her latest book, The Other Year.

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Author Book Club: Rea Frey - The Other Year
Author Book Club: Rea Frey - The Other Year

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

Novelette Booksellers, 1101 Chapel Ave suite 108, Nashville, TN 37206, USA

About the event

Nashville-based author Rea Frey joins us on Tuesday, September 26th at 7 pm as we discuss her new book, The Other Year (out August 15th)!

This event is ticketed--your ticket is just purchasing the book through us here on this page! If you're unable to attend the event (or just want extra copies!) you can still pre-order it here or buy it in-store once August 15th rolls around. You gotta buy the book by scrolling down to the bottom here if you plan on joining the book club though. Space is limited to 30 spots.

Our shop is standing room only, so please either bring your own camping/folding chair, cushion, or pillow if you like, or get cozy on our floor! Feel free to bring non-alcoholic drinks but please do not bring any food. Book club chat will run from 7 to 7:45, and we will open up the floor for questions directed to Rea after that. 15% off books will be offered in-store browsing once the event is over.

About The Other Year:

Can the entire course of a life be traced back to a single moment?

On a coveted two-week beach vacation, working mom Kate Baker’s nine-year-old daughter, Olivia, vanishes suddenly among the waves—a heart-dropping incident that threatens to uproot her entire reality. But in the next moment, Olivia resurfaces, joyously splashing.

What would I do if she didn’t come up? Kate wonders. How would I live without her?

In another set of circumstances that hold a different fate, Kate doesn’t have to wonder. Because in that “other” world, in the pulse-pounding seconds after Olivia goes under, she doesn’t come back up.

Told in parallel timelines, Kate begins to live two lives—one in which Olivia resurfaces and one in which she doesn’t. In the reality that follows her daughter’s death, she maneuvers through every mother’s worst nightmare, facing grief, rage, and the ques­tion of purpose in the aftermath of such profound loss. She endures, day by day, in a world without her daughter.

In her alternate timeline, while she explores a tremulous romance with her best friend, Jason, she finds herself grappling with the ex-husband who abandoned Kate and Olivia years prior. Even as Kate scrambles to hold her daughter close, Olivia pulls further away. The line between joy and loss seems to get thinner with each passing day.

Woven into a single story, both Kates discover a breathtaking fragility and resilience in their respective journeys. Bringing to light the drastic polarities dire circumstances often create, The Other Year explores truths about love, loss, and the sharp turns any life can take in the blink of an eye.

About Rea Frey:

Rea Frey is the award-winning author of several domestic suspense, women’s fiction, and nonfiction books. Known as a Book Doula, she helps other authors birth their books into the world. To learn more, visit


  • Buy the Book, Join Da Club!

    This 'ticket' orders you a copy of The Other Year by Rea Frey and grants you access to her Author Book Club on Tues, Sep 26 at 7 pm!

    +$0.49 service fee
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