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Marie Bostwick | The Restoration of Celia Fairchild

In conversation with Raleigh crafter Rohn Strong.

Celia Fairchild, known as advice columnist 'Dear Calpurnia', has insight into everybody's problems - except her own. Still bruised by the end of a marriage she thought was her last chance to create a family, Celia receives an unexpected answer to a "Dear Birthmother" letter. Celia throws herself into proving she's a perfect adoptive mother material—with a stable home and income—only to lose her job. Her one option: Sell the Charleston house left to her by her recently departed, estranged Aunt Calpurnia.

Arriving in Charleston, Celia learns that Calpurnia had become a hoarder, the house is a wreck, and selling it will require a drastic, rapid makeover. The task of renovation seems overwhelming and risky. But with the help of new neighbors, old friends, and an unlikely sisterhood of strong, creative women who need her as much as she needs them, Celia knits together the truth about her estranged family—and about herself.

"Reading Marie Bostwick is like wrapping yourself up in a warm, hand-crafted quilt." —Debbie Macomber


Marie Bostwick is the New York Times bestselling author of The Second Sister.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
The Restoration of Celia Fairchild: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062997302
Availability: On our shelves
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 2nd, 2021

The Restoration of Celia Fairchild is wise, witty, and utterly compelling.” —Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Friends We Keep