A Day in June
Eric Boulanger returns to his Vermont hometown to care for his mother, and attempts to jump-start the local economy by offering a contest with the prize of a free wedding. It turns out that the winner's fiancé has decided to become a Jesuit, but her grandmother insists that a substitute has to be found. What ensues is hilarious, sometimes surprising, sometimes painful, and has effects on the entire town.
Marisa Labozzetta is the author of Stay with Me, Lella; At the Copa; Sometimes It Snows in America; and Thieves Never Steal in the Rain. She lives in Northampton.