Interval House Book Discussion: Behind Closed Doors (In-Person)

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Registration for this event will close on October 30, 2023 @ 6:30pm.
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Join us for a book discussion of Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris led by Emily Cintorino of Interval House. A limited number of copies will be available for checkout at the Lending Desk.

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.

Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.

Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.




Founded in 1977, Interval House is the largest agency in the state of Connecticut dedicated to ending Domestic Violence. Interval House provides services at no cost to victims experiencing domestic violence in 24 communities in the greater Hartford area. Services consist of a 24-hour hotline, an emergency safe house, safety planning and counseling, support groups, court advocacy, law enforcement partnerships, youth programming, and community education. Striving always to help all those in need, Interval House has reached more than 250,000 people over five decades.


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