Meet author Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick did what most people only dream about: He left his job (high school literature and film) and became a best-selling novelist. His “Silver Linings Playbook” was turned into an Oscar-winning movie. He’s received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention and was an LA Times Book Prize finalist.

He’s now living with his wife, novelist and pianist Alicia Bessette, on the Outer Banks, but he’s coming into town this week for a series of book signings and readings of his latest novel, “Love May Fail.” The book is about a woman who, after leaving her cheating husband, returns to her hometown, where she sets about to restore the reputation of her former high school English teacher (the one man who always believed in her) after a scandal. Sony has bought the rights to the story and Sam Raimi is reportedly in talks to direct.

Quick will be in Chapel Hill, Durham, Pittsboro and Raleigh this week. See below for more details on his readings and those of other authors coming to the Triangle this week. And if you’d like to win a copy of “Love May Fail,” send an email to by noon Monday, June 22.

Some authors visiting Triangle book stores this week:

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill:

Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Charles Thompson, “Border Odyssey.”

Friday at 7 p.m.: Matthew Quick, “Love May Fail.”

Info: 919-942-7373 or

Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham:

Monday at 7 p.m.: Mark Essig, “Lesser Beasts: A Snout to Tail History of the Humble Pig.”

Tuesday at 7 p.m.: Charlie Thompson, “Border Odyssey: Travels Along the U.S./Mexico Divide.”

Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Joel Bourne, “The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World.”

Thursday at 7 p.m.: Matthew Quick, “Love May Fail.”

Info: 919-286-2700 or

Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh:

Tuesday at 7 p.m.: Rachel Kelly & Mike Richardson, “Colorworld.”

Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Matthew “Q” Quick, “Love May Fail”

Thursday at 7 p.m.: Bruce Hillman, “The Man Who Stalked Einstein.”

Saturday at 7 p.m.: Morris Glass, “Chosen for Destruction.”

Info: 919-828-1588 or

McIntyre’s Books, Fearrington Village Center near Pittsboro:

Saturday at 11 a.m.: David Burnsworth, “Southern Heat” and Susan M. Boyer, “Lowcountry Boneyard.”

Saturday at 2 p.m.: Matthew Quick, “Love May Fail.”

Info: 919-542-3030 or

Barnes & Noble, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd., Raleigh:

Saturday at 2 p.m.: Victoria Christopher Murray, “Stand Your Ground.”

Info: 919-792-2140 or