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  • Thurber House 77 Jefferson Avenue Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)

Online ticket sales are closed. Reading Only tickets will be available at the door for $25.

The perfect home. The perfect family. The perfect lie.

Jane Harris lives in a sparkling home in an oceanfront gated community in Orange County. It’s a place that seems too beautiful to be touched by sadness. But exactly one year ago, Jane’s oldest daughter, Mary, died in a tragic accident and Jane has been grief-stricken ever since. When she emerges from her haze of anti-depressants, she discovers that her family seems to have changed. Does someone know more about Mary, and about her last day, than they’ve revealed?

Kaira Rouda is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur, national speaker, and internationally bestselling and award-winning author. A dedicated community activist, she created the first walk-in emergency shelter for homeless families in Central Ohio. Kaira lives in Southern California with her husband, Congressman Harley Rouda.

Picnic Schedule

5:30-6:40 pm
You may pick up your pre-ordered boxed dinner at any point within this time frame. If you choose to bring your own dinner, we invite you to picnic on the lawn with us. Our Young Docents will offer free guided tours of Thurber House.

6:45 pm
The program begins. Thurber House remains open after the reading for touring, book buying, and signing.

Market turkey sandwich, tossed salad, pretzels, and a cookie.

Individual Tickets
Dinner and Reading: $40
Reading Only (Adult): $25
Reading Only (Children 12 and Under): $5

If you would like to order a dinner ticket, please make your reservation by 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 20. All tickets are non-refundable.

Click here for more information about the schedule, dinner, and rain site.