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The Adelphi University Libraries Book Club

A book discussion group for Adelphi University faculty and staff.

November 2019 - Special Author Event

The Secret of Clouds, with author Alyson Richman in person


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 

1:00–2:00 p.m. 


Nexus Building, Room 154  (light refreshments will be served)

Note: This event is limited to 35 attendees. Please sign up to ensure your seat!


Author Alyson Richman will discuss her writing process and her new best-selling book, The Secret of Clouds.

Signed copies of the book and others bestsellers, such as The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours, may be purchased for $12. 

This event is part of the Adelphi University Libraries Book Club and is collaborated with the Institute for Parenting and MFA students in creative writing


About the Book




From the #1 international bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours comes an emotionally charged story about a mother’s love, a teacher’s promise, and a child’s heart….

Katya, a rising ballerina, and Sasha, a graduate student, are young and in love when an unexpected tragedy befalls their native Kiev. Years later, after the couple has safely emigrated to America the consequences of this incident cause their son, Yuri, to be born with a rare health condition that isolates him from other children. Maggie, a passionate and dedicated teacher agrees to tutor Yuri at his home, even though she is haunted by her own painful childhood memories. As the two forge a deep and soulful connection, Yuri’s boundless curiosity and unique wisdom inspires Maggie to make difficult changes in her own life. And she’ll never realize just how strong Yuri has made her—until she needs that strength the most….

About the Author


ThumbnailAlyson Richman is the international bestselling author of The Velvet HoursThe Garden of LettersThe Lost WifeThe Last Van GoghThe Rhythm of MemoryThe Mask Carver’s Son, and Grand Central. She lives in Long Island, New York, with her husband and two children.