Jamaica Plain Author Honored at State House for Novel

Jamaica Plain resident and author Randy Susan Meyers was honored at the State House on Jan. 12 as a recipient of the “Honors in Fiction” award from the Massachusetts Book Awards. Meyers was honored for her fourth novel “Accidents of Marriage.”

On Jan. 12, 2016, state Rep. Liz Malia welcomed JP resident and author Randy Susan Meyers to the State House as a recipient of the “Honors in Fiction” award from the Massachusetts Book Awards.

On Jan. 12, 2016, state Rep. Liz Malia welcomed JP resident and author Randy Susan Meyers to the State House as a recipient of the “Honors in Fiction” award from the Massachusetts Book Awards.

Meyers was welcomed at the State House by state Rep. Liz Malia, D-Jamaica Plain.

“Accidents of Marriage” is about social worker Maddy, who works to balance the demands of three children, a career, and a husband with a volatile temper – until one day when his temperament lands her in the hospital. The book is told through the perspectives of Maddy, her husband Ben, and their daughter as it examines the challenges of family and the notion of forgiveness.

The Massachusetts Center for the Book partners annually with the local library community to award the Massachusetts Book Award for achievements in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s/young adult literature authored by Massachusetts residents or featuring Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Center for the Book is the Commonwealth Affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, and is a public-private partnership that works with and through libraries to connect readers with books and their creators in order to encourage lifelong literacy, strengthen civic engagement, and support the literary economy of our commonwealth and our nation.