“A Year by the Sea”

Readers got the chance to see an inspirational book make its big screen debut.

But before the big premiere, author Joan Anderson stopped by Anderson’s Bookshop for a book signing and to meet one on one with fans of “Year by the Sea” which came out in 1999.

“I’m home. I love independent bookstores and there aren’t too many of them anymore but I love coming here it’s like a big family gathering so I’m home,” said Anderson.

The memoir, which follows Anderson’s journey of finding herself while running away to spend a year on the cape resonates with readers of all ages, especially women.

“The book has a huge message, which is its never too late to reclaim your life and we always wanted a film. Not for the ego of having one but to get the message across much faster than the book. I’m thrilled,” Anderson said.

Following the film festival, Anderson hopes to bring the movie to commercial cinemas.

Naperville News 17’s Natalie Vitale Reports.

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