Author Interview: Marrying the Ketchups
The novelist Jennifer Close was born and raised in Illinois on the north shore of Chicago. Her new story centers on the grandchildren of a restaurant founder. Teddy has just been dumped by his longtime boyfriend, who inexplicably keeps showing up for lunch at Sullivan’s. Jane is worried her lawyer husband might be having an affair with someone from his Crossfit group. And Gretchen is reckoning with whether she wasted a decade of her life in a ‘90s cover band that was briefly big in New York City.
She joined us to discuss her fourth novel, Marrying the Ketchups.
Author • ‘Marrying the Ketchups’
Creative Writing Instructor • Catapult
“Told from multiple points of view in alternating chapters, “Marrying the Ketchups” wonderfully delineates the rituals, grudges and shared history that bind a family.“ So happy to MARRYING THE KETCHUPS by @jenniferclose included here! @WSJ https://t.co/Qng7UvZfVz— Julie Barer (@juliebarer) May 31, 2022
SO nice to be back at @ulcchicago for in-person author events. Today I got the fangirl over @jenniferclose, whose new novel MARRYING THE KETCHUPS is juicy and Chicago-set and drama-filled. All my favorite things, basically �� pic.twitter.com/L2XPLpmaT9— Heidi Stevens (@HeidiStevens13) April 28, 2022