Ethan Joella, The Same Bright Stars

From the author of the Read with Jenna Bonus Pick Little Hope, an uplifting and emotionally resonant novel set in a Delaware beach town about a local restaurant owner at a turning point.

Pre-order your copy today, and pick up on the release date or at the event. Let us know in the comments. Join us at 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 11 to celebrate Ethan and his new book. 

About the book: Three generations of Schmidts have run their family’s beachfront restaurant and Jack has been at the helm since the death of his father. Jack puts the demands of the restaurant above all else, with a string of failed relationships, no hobbies, and no days off as proof of his commitment to the place. He can’t remember the last time he sat on the beach, or even enjoyed a moment to himself.

Meanwhile, the DelDine group has been gradually snapping up beloved eateries along this stretch of coast and are pursuing Jack with a very generous offer to take Schmidt’s off his hands. Jack craves companionship and maybe even a family. He wonders if closing the door on the restaurant might open a new window for him. But who would he be without Schmidt’s, and can he trust DelDine’s claims that they will continue to employ his staff and honor his family’s legacy? When he receives startling news from the past, Jack begins to reshape his life and forge unexpected new friendships. But will he really let go of the very things that have defined him?

About the author: Ethan Joella teaches English and psychology at the University of Delaware. He is the author of A Little Hope, which was a Read with Jenna Bonus Selection, A Quiet Life, and The Same Bright Stars. He lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with his wife and two daughters.



Event date: 

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

The End
3055 Tilghman St.
Allentown, PA 18104
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ISBN: 9781668024607
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Published: Scribner - July 2nd, 2024

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Published: Scribner - November 21st, 2023