Come celebrate with Astoria Bookshop for the launch of THE SHORTEST WAY HOME with debut author Miriam Parker. Miriam will be joined by Beth Parker, as well as a few adorable pups (yes, this is a dog-friendly event)! Many of us, no matter how happy or lucky we may be, have two lives: the life we have and the life we dream about pursuing. For Miriam Parker, that dream life revolves around escaping the responsibilities and stress of a nine-to-five job in New York City to enjoy a simpler, more romantic existence in the California wine country. Parker invites readers on a journey into this duality with her novel, THE SHORTEST WAY HOME, an unforgettable debut that sparkles with humor and heart.