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Content Bookstore
314 Division St., Northfield, MN


May 23 2024


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


We’re delighted to welcome Gretchen Anthony back to Content for a reading from her new novel TIRED LADIES TAKE A STAND. Join us on Thursday, May 23rd at 7 pm for a reading and Q&A.

“Do yourself a favor and say yes to the perfect bookish escape.” —Lucy Gilmore, author of The Lonely Hearts Book Club

You’ve heard of Year of Yes. Introducing… Year of No.

During one unforgettable year in their twenties, best friends Emma, Fern, Carolina, and Andi make a pact to embrace whatever life throws at them, inspiring Fern to write a memoir detailing their escapades and the magical power of saying Yes.

But fast forward twenty years and they have reached their bandwidth of responsibilities. Fern is a full-time writer struggling to pay the bills. Carolina is a fitness-obsessed workaholic. Andi is a disillusioned human rights lawyer. And Emma is a stressed-out divorcée in the thick of planning her daughter’s wedding. To reconnect to the fun, fulfilled women they were before, they must learn how to stop saying Yes to everything asked of them. And so begins the “Year of No.”

Heartfelt, emotionally perceptive and sharply funny, TIRED LADIES TAKE A STAND celebrates the bonds of female friendship and women reclaiming their autonomy in a world that expects them to do it all.

GRETCHEN ANTHONY is the award-winning author of THE KIDS ARE GONNA AS, recipient of the 2021 Alex Award from the American Library Association. Her debut novel, EVERGREEN TIDINGS FROM THE BAUMGARTNERS, was a Midwestern Connections Pick and a best books pick by Amazon, BookBub, PopSugar, and the New York Post. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Medium, and The Write Life, among others. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.