Gretchen Anthony Reading and Signing


Violet Baumgartner has opened her annual holiday letter the same way for the past three decades. And this year she’s going to throw her husband, Ed, a truly perfect retirement party, one worthy of memorializing in her upcoming letter. But the event becomes a disaster when, in front of two hundred guests, Violet learns her daughter Cerise has been keeping a shocking secret from her, shattering Violet’s carefully constructed world.

In an epic battle of wills, Violet goes to increasing lengths to wrest back control of her family, infuriating Cerise and snaring their family and friends in a very un-Midwestern, un-Baumgartner gyre of dramatics. And there will be no explaining away the consequences in this year’s Baumgartner holiday letter…


About Gretchen:

Gretchen Anthony is a Minnesota-based writer and humorist. Her debut novel, Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners (Park Row Books, 2018) has been called "Stunning" (Kirkus Reviews) and was listed as one of the Best Books of Fall, 2018 by PopSugar.

After a career in management consulting and corporate communications, Gretchen left the cubical world for the writing life. As a ghostwriter, she has been the voice for some of the best brands in the United States, from CEOs to doctors and start-up superstars to BBQ pros.

Event date: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778307860
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Park Row - October 16th, 2018