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CBS This Morning contributor Lee Woodruff reads from her first work of fiction THOSE WE LOVE THE MOST


At Weston Public Library, 87 School Street Weston, MA 02482

Presentation, Q & A, book signing

Acclaimed author Lee Woodruff and wife of former ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff will speak about her debut fiction novel at the Weston Public Library.  THOSE WE LOVE THE MOST draws from some of her personal experiences and explores the ways in which a close-knit family is broken and made whole again after one pivotal moment results in the ultimate tragedy.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Public Library. Books will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Wellesley Books.


On a warm June day, Maura Corrigan is walking with her nine-year-old son, James, as he rides his bike to school when the unthinkable happens.  He darts on to the street and is hit by Alex, a 17-year-old neighbor.  What unfolds in the wake of the accident is an intricate web of relationships, secrets, and betrayals that ultimately create a story of resilience. Told through the perspectives of two generations within the family, THOSE WE LOVE THE MOST Most chronicles how an unimaginable sudden twist of fate forces each family member to confront their choices, examine their mistakes, and fight for their most valuable relationships. It raises the age-old question: Why do we hurt the ones we love?


Lee Woodruff is the coauthor with her husband, Bob Woodruff, of the number one New York Times bestseller IN AN INSTANT, and the author of the essay collection Perfectly Imperfect. She is a contributing editor to CBS This Morning and has written numerous articles on family and parenting for Parade, Ladies’ Home Journal, Redbook, Country Living, and Family Fun. She and Bob founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation to assist wounded service members and their families. Woodruff has four children and lives in Westchester County, New York.

For more information, contact: Wellesley Books, (781) 431-1160

Food-blogger Deb Perleman prepares delicious samples from her debut cookbook SMITTEN KITCHEN


At Miele Kitchen Gallery, 555 Washington Street Wellesley, MA 02482

Cooking demonstration & Book Signing!

Sponsored by Wellesley Books

This is a ticketed event – $40, includes a copy of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

This event is sold out! However, we will be opening the doors to non-ticketed customers at 8:45 pm to enter the signing line. PLEASE NOTE: In order to enter the signing line, you must have purchased a copy of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook from Wellesley Books. Please be prepared to show proof of purchase. Copies of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook will be available for sale at the event, the store, and through our website.

Wellesley Books is excited to host Deb Perelman, author of the wildly popular cooking blog Smitten Kitchen, for a cooking demonstration and book signing at the Miele Gallery in Wellesley. She will be celebrating her beautiful new cookbook The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Come meet Deb and see her prepare one of her signature dishes. She’ll be taking questions from the audience and signing books! We’ll be serving delicious samples, coffee, and beverages for all those attending. Join us for this unique and intimate event!


The Smitten Kitchen, in its current physical incarnation, is a puny 42 square foot circa-1935 sort of half-galley kitchen with a 24 foot footprint, a single counter, tiny stove, checkered floor and a noisy window at the end to the avenue below.

Each recipe has a story and there are cooking tips interspersed throughout. The book will is 85 percent new material and 15 percent favorites from the site that will be retested, reworked and streamlined for modern times. The recipes in the U.S. and Canadian editions will have measurement in cups and spoons, and also weights. Hooray!


Deb Perelman is a self-taught home cook, photographer and the creator of the Smitten Kitchen website, a blog with a focus on stepped-up home cooking through unfussy ingredients. In previous iterations of her so-called career, she’s been a record store shift supervisor, a scrawler of “happy birthday” on bakery cakes, an art therapist and a technology reporter. She likes her current gig – the one where she wakes up and cooks whatever she feels like that day – the best. Deb has over 96,000 FaceBook hits and lives in New York City with her husband and delicious baby son.

For more information, contact: Wellesley Books, (781) 431-1160

Hungarian cookbook author Eva Bonis’ first book: NEW HUNGARIAN CUISINE


At Wellesley Books,   82 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02482

Presentation, food sampling, book signing

Do you remember Café Budapest, the restaurant in The Copley Square Hotel?  Its departure from the Boston culinary scene has left a void that is still felt today.  Join Eva Bonis, Hungarian cookbook writer as she shares her love of Hungarian cuisine by preparing healthier, less heavy, traditional Hungarian foods.  Join Eva at Wellesley Books for a sampling of Hungarian food and stories about how the Hungarian palate has changed since the fall of Communism.


Goulash, the most recognized of Hungarian dishes, traditionally defined Hungarian cuisine: heavy sauce of paprika, prime pieces of beef or chicken and smothered in strong onions and peppers.  But political changes have lead to a country now open to the flavors and ideas of other nations.  In Eva’s book, she will share with you the variations of traditional Hungarian cooking that are enjoyed in Hungary today.  Also, Eva will share where the delicious ingredients may be purchased in the Boston area.


Inspired by her mother’s tried and true recipes while influenced by the changes within her country, Hungarian cookbook writer Eva Bonis has lived in The United States for decades.  Putting to rest the notion that Hungarian cooking is all about paprika-spiced heavy food, Eva has revised the traditional recipes to create a healthier version.  Eva now lives in Chestnut Hill Brookline, and has two children and two grandchildren.

For more information, contact: Wellesley Books, (781) 431-1160