Join us for an evening in Dolly’s where Cathy Rentzenbrink will be in conversation with Wyl Menmuir discussing her debut novel ‘Everyone is Still Alive.’ Cathy is already the bestselling author of the acclaimed memoirs ‘The Last Act of Love,’ ‘A Manual for Heartache’ and ‘Dear Reader.’ She is a dear friend to independent bookshops everywhere and we can’t wait to celebrate her first novel with her.

Monday 12th July 7pm
Tickets are £5 and include a glass of wine

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It is summer on Magnolia Road when Juliet moves into her late mother’s house with her husband Liam
and their young son, Charlie. Preoccupied by guilt, grief and the juggle of working motherhood, she
can’t imagine finding time to get to know the neighbouring families, let alone fitting in with them. But for
Liam, a writer, the morning coffees and after-school gatherings soon reveal the secret struggles, fears and
rivalries playing out behind closed doors – all of which are going straight into his new novel . . .
Juliet tries to bury her unease and leave Liam to forge these new friendships. But when the rupture of a
marriage sends ripples through the group, painful home truths are brought to light. And then, one sundrenched afternoon at a party, a single moment changes everything.
EVERYONE IS STILL ALIVE is the story of several families who live on the same suburban street, all
secretly struggling with the anxieties of the modern world whilst trying to maintain the illusion that
everything is fine. This is a novel about guilt, grief, working motherhood, the mental load, envy, fear and
status, but it’s also about love, friendship, community and how we figure out what really matters.