Chances are high that most people who buy Molly Ringwald’s fiction debut, When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories, will be John Hughes devotees. But this book will be much different than the anecdotes found in her bestselling memoir, Getting the Pretty Back. The story centers on Phillip and Greta, a married couple whose relationship is on the rocks after Phillip cheats on his wife with their daughter’s violin teacher. We might not be used to Ringwald taking on such heavy stuff, but, as children of the ’80s, we’ll always love her anyway. Tonight, she talks about writing with Emma Straub.
Thu., Sept. 13, 7 p.m., 2012

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