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The Author Series: Samantha Yanks Interviews Holly Peterson

Author of It Happens in the Hamptons

Tickets: $12 | $50 Admission with luncheon to follow at Tutto il Giorno
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For the second edition of this popular literary series, Samantha Yanks, Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons Magazine, sits down for an intimate conversation with Holly Peterson, author of It Happens in the Hamptons.

In the Hamptons, everyday people are as complicated and fascinating as millionaires…

When Katie Doyle moves across the country to the Hamptons, she is hoping to find summer employment, new friends for her young son, and a chance to explore a new love affair with George, a dazzling investor. What she finds is a strange cocktail of classes, where society’s one-percenters vacation alongside local, hardworking people who’ve lived in the Hamptons for generations. Though she’s looking forward to her move, Katie is wary about mingling in her boyfriend’s East Coast elite circles. She soon discovers Southampton isn’t all that it seems to be on the surface—and neither are the people who live there.
As George takes Katie on a whirlwind tour of country clubs, haute couture, and lavish events, Katie is amazed to witness sudden whims becoming dire needs, extramarital affairs blossoming right and left, and people purchasing friends and loyalties like a pair of shoes. Even the middle-class townspeople maintain determined façades while maneuvering like sharks among the wealthy summer invaders.

The more Katie becomes immersed, the more she learns the stories of both the upstairs and downstairs, the upper crust and middle of the road. The combustion between classes becomes explosive as the summer tears on. Betrayals, a sexual predator, and a missing person lost in murky waves drive the reader on a racing Learjet through impossible twists and turns before landing at the shocking conclusion. When Katie meets Luke, a marine biologist and teacher, he makes her realize what it is she really wants, as she understands the life she’s begun for herself is built on shifting Hamptons’ dunes.

DOORS OPEN AT 11:30 AM FOR A SPECIAL SAME SKY POP-UP SHOP.

Venue

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Website:
http://www.southamptonartscenter.org

17

Aug

12:00 pm

Southampton Arts Center

Cost: $15


ABOUT FACE

Friday Jul 28 - Sunday Sep 17

Co-curated by musician and painter Scott Avett, lead singer of the folk-rock band The Avett Brothers, and David Kratz, president of the New York Academy of Art, this exhibition asks viewers to slow down and consider the story inherent in every human face.

The Author Series: Samantha Yanks Interviews Holly Peterson

12:00 pm, Thursday Aug 17

Samantha Yanks, Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons Magazine, sits down for an intimate conversation with Holly Peterson, author of It Happens in the Hamptons.

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