IN-PERSON: Brian McMahon - "The Fall Will Probably Kill You! (a love story)" with Eileen McNamara

Event date: 
06/06/2023 - 7:00pm

Local author Brian McMahon joins us to discuss his new novel, The Fall Will Probably Kill You! (a love story). Brian will be in conversation with Eileen McNamara, author of Eunice, the Kennedy who Changed the World.

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The author's book will be available for purchase at the event. Please note that if you would like the author to sign your book, it must have been bought from Wellesley Books. 



Teddy Thompson has loved Charlotte Pennington since 2nd grade math class. When both of them end up at Georgetown, Teddy believes the fates have aligned—until Charlotte falls for his roommate, Braden Edwards. Charlotte’s father, the Senator, with one eye on Teddy and the other on the White House, devises a way to get both of them the future they’ve always imagined. Meanwhile, an investigation ensues that could implicate all of the story’s major players. Teddy will do anything to preserve his place in the hearts of the Penningtons. How far is he willing to go?

A tale of power and manipulation, of fixation and delusion, The Fall Will Probably Kill You! (a love story) twists and turns its way to a daunting precipice. 

Reader Reviews

“This novel keeps the reader turning from one page to the next without ever letting them feel sure of their footing. Teddy is a gripping, flawed narrator who kept me guessing throughout the story.”  —A.S.

“‘Love is leverage.’ You’ll chew on those words long after the pulsating final scene in The Fall Will Probably Kill You! (a love story). In fact, I found it impossible not to circle back and wonder who was in control after all in this mesmerizing, twisty tale of political ambition and fixation on love.” —L.D.

“The Fall Will Probably Kill You! (a love story) mixes humor and mystery in a captivating way. Over the course of the book, I found my alliances with characters shifting. Both author and narrator keep the audience on their toes with twists and misdirections.” —M.R.



Brian McMahon is the author of The Fall Will Probably Kill You! (a love story) and Seaview Road.

He graduated from Georgetown University and received his MFA from Columbia University.

He lives outside of Boston with his wife, their baby, and two dogs.

You can connect with him at 



Eileen McNamara is the author of Eunice, the Kennedy who Changed the World. She spent most of her career as a journalist at The Boston Globe, where she won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and contributed to the newspaper's award-winning coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, chronicled in the Oscar-winning movie Spotlight. As a reporter and columnist, she covered everything from the night police beat to the US Congress, focusing attention on such pressing social issues as battered women, infant mortality and juvenile crime. A former Wellesley resident, she is an emerita professor in the Journalism Program at Brandeis University.

(Photo credit: Roger Pelissier)


The Fall Will Probably Kill You! (a love story) By Brian McMahon Cover Image
ISBN: 9798987918104
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Some Other Time Books - May 30th, 2023

Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World By Eileen McNamara Cover Image
This title is currently unavailable to order. Please check back, as stock may become available in the future.
ISBN: 9781451642285
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 23rd, 2019

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Wellesley, MA 02482-5714