Jamaica Plain resident Randy Susan Meyers is celebrating the release of her second novel, “The Comfort of Lies,” this month with parties and readings at Tres Gatos restaurant and bookstore and other Boston venues.
The novel’s story focuses on three women: one who gave up her daughter for adoption five years earlier, the woman whose husband fathered that child, and the woman who adopted the baby.
“It’s about the collateral damage of infidelity,” Meyers told the Gazette. “It’s about exploring lies, the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell others. Everbody in this book is living with a lie.”
“I’m so excited to be doing a party in JP. I’ve become a real JP person. It’s a special place,” Meyers told the Gazette. She is originally from New York City and lived for many years in Mission Hill before moving to JP four years ago.
Meyers will be the first author at a new “author brunches” series at Tres Gatos tapas bar and store, located at 470 Centre St. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 17, Tres Gatos will offer a new brunch menu. At 2 p.m., Meyers will talk about the book.
“Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a good dose of infidelity,” she joked. “It’s going to be a good time.”
The book’s official launch party will take place on Feb. 13 at Newtonville Books in Newton Centre. Proceeds will benefit the Home for the Little Wanderers’ Harrington House in Mission Hill. Harrington House is a group home for children aged 8 to 13.
Before committing herself to writing full-time, Meyers worked in nonprofits, which informed her decision to make the donation.
“I’d always worked in nonprofit before I switched to writing full-time, so I’m keenly aware how much they’re hurting for funds all the time,” she said.
She made a similar donation after the release of her first novel, “The Murderer’s Daughters.” That launch party was held at Bella Luna restaurant in the Brewery Complex.