East End Books Ptown is happy to welcome Amy Hoffman "The Off Season" to the bookstore for a reading and book signing.
When Nora Griffin, an artist in her midthirties, moves from Brooklyn to Provincetown, she isn't looking for trouble. Her partner, Janelle, is recovering from breast cancer treatment, and together they've decided that the quiet off-season on the tip of Cape Cod is the perfect place for Janelle to heal and Nora to paint. Then charismatic Baby Harris flirts into Nora's life in her red cowboy boots. In the damp, windy winter, Nora contends with heartbreak, aging, and local environmental worries, while painting what she hopes will be her masterpiece. As the first tourists begin to arrive in June, Nora must decide what she really wants from life.
“An enjoyable, breezy read that celebrates the uniqueness of Provincetown and its close-knit community.”―Library Journal
“The Off Season reads like a journal, with short sharp chapters told with resolute frankness and admirable humility. Nora’s story is a reminder that there is extraordinary in the ordinary, and that no experience is a failure if you learn from it.”—EDGE
“With the publication of The Off Season, author Amy Hoffman demonstrates her genuine flair as a novelist for originality, deftly crafted characters, and an inherently compelling, narrative driven, unfailingly entertaining storytelling.”—Reviewer’s Bookwatch
“Amy Hoffman takes on serious situations so that we can have fun with them. She is irreverent and fresh at the same time and she always has us wanting more.”―Reviews by Amos Lassen
Amy Hoffman is a writer, teacher, and long-time LGBTQ activist. She's published four books. The first three were memoirs: Hospital Time (1997), about taking care of friends with AIDS; An Army of Ex-Lovers: My Life at the Gay Community News (2007); and Lies About My Family (2013), about her family's immigration history. Her most recent book is the Provincetown novel, The Off Season (2017). Hoffman was editor in chief of Women's Review of Books from 2003 through 2017. She teaches in the Solstice low-residency MFA program at Pine Manor College and does editing and consulting. Her MFA is from the University of Massachusetts.