Emma Brodie & Stephen P. Kiernan- Evening with the Authors

discussingEmma Brodie Songs of Ursa Major

Songs in Ursa Major

by Emma Brodie

in conversation with Stephen P. Kiernan

Monday, August 2, 6:30pm

at Buttonwood Books and Toys

We are thrilled to open our doors for a live, in-person author event featuring Emma Brodies's much anticipated debut novel Songs in Ursa Major! Steeped in the music scene of the early 1970s, the novel has been described as "a drenching, delicious and impressive debut" that asks the question many female artists must face: What are we willing to sacrifice for our dreams? Film rights have already been acquired, so you'll be hearing much more about this book of the summer, which is a perfect choice for your next book-club pick!

Emma will be interviewed by renowned journalist and author Stephen Kiernan, whom Buttonwood readers know from his impressive collection of titles, including The Baker's Secret and Universe of Two.

Your $15 event ticket, available for purchase below, will include a glass of wine or soda, a light charcuterie spread, and a sweet treat. Attendance is limited, so sign up today!


Emma Brodie has worked in book publishing for a decade, most recently as an executive editor at Little, Brown’s Voracious imprint. She graduated from the Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars program, and is a longtime contributor to HuffPost and a faculty member at Catapult. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their dog, Freddie Mercury.

Stephen P. Kiernan is a graduate of Middlebury College, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He spent more than 20 years as a journalist, winning numerous awards before turning to fiction writing. Stephen’s most recent book, Universe of Two, (William Morrow) was published in August 2020. He is the author of the novels The CuriosityThe Hummingbird, and The Baker's Secret. Kiernan lives in Vermont.

Store Event Date: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Buttonwood Books and Toys
747 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy., Rte. 3A
Cohasset, MA 02025
United States
Songs in Ursa Major: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593318621
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Knopf - June 22nd, 2021

A Bustle Must-Read Book A transporting love story of music, stardom, heartbreak, and a gifted young singer-songwriter who must find her own voice—“pure sun-soaked summer fun” (Kate Quinn, bestselling author of The Alice Network).

Universe of Two: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062878441
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - August 4th, 2020

“Stephen Kiernan has pulled off the nearly impossible...The most tender, terrifying, relevant book you’ll read this year.” — Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family

The Baker's Secret: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062369598
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

"A tale beautifully, wisely, and masterfully told."— Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun