Joy Callaway - The Grand Design

Join The Country Bookshop in welcoming Joy Callaway as she talks about her newest novel, The Grand Design.

The event will be held at The Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities on Wednesday, May 18th at 11AM.

Due to limited space, registration is required on

In 1908, young Dorothy Tuckerman chafes under the bland, beige traditions of her socialite circles. Only the aristocracy’s annual summer trips to The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia spark her imagination. In this naturally beautiful place, an unexpected romance with an Italian racecar driver gives Dorothy a taste of the passion and adventure she wants. But her family intervenes, sentencing Dorothy to the life she hopes to escape. Thirty-eight years later, as World War II draws to a close, Dorothy has done everything a woman in the early twentieth century should not: she has divorced her husband—scandalous—and established America’s first interior design firm—shocking. Now, Dorothy returns to The Greenbrier with the assignment to restore it to something even greater than its original glory. With her beloved company’s future hanging in the balance and brimming with daring, unconventional ideas, Dorothy has one more chance to give her dreams wings or succumb to her what society tells her is her inescapable fate.Based on the true story of famed designer Dorothy Draper, The Grand Design is a moving tale of one woman’s quest to transform the walls that hold her captive.

Joy Callaway is the international bestselling author of The Grand Design, The Fifth Avenue Artists Society, and Secret Sisters. She holds a BA in journalism and public relations from Marshall University and an MMC from the University of South Carolina. She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family. Visit her online at; Instagram: @joywcal; and Facebook: @JoyCallawayAuthor.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
555 E Connecticut Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387
The Grand Design: A Novel of Dorothy Draper By Joy Callaway Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400234370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Muse - May 17th, 2022

She has one last chance to prove she chose the right course for her life.