“Cars From a Marriage” Debuts Today


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The third novel of Glen Ridge-based author Debbie Galant, which sets the evolution of a suburban marriage against the backdrop of New Jersey car culture, appears today in bookstores nationwide. Galant is editor-in-chief of Baristanet, the news Web site for Montclair, Bloomfield and Glen Ridge, and sister site to MyVeronaNJ.

Published by St. Martin’s Press,  “Cars From A Marriage” is, according to Publisher’s Weekly, ” a “unique, unforgettable” portrait of the 20-year marriage of a New Jersey couple through the lens of the cars they own, from a ’74 Mustang to a Chevy Suburban.  Check out  Galant’s “auto-review” on The public is invited to her book party at Cafe Eclectic in Montclair on May 6 from 7 to 9 p.m., where signed books will be available for purchase along with coffee and dessert.

Have a car love story (or fight story) of your own to share? Submit it to her site and be entered in a drawing to win an iPod Nano. To get in the mood, enjoy this sweet montage of old-time cars, from photos sent to Galant from her Facebook fans.
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Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan moved to Verona in 1989. A long-time journalist, she has been on the staff of Money, Sports Illustrated, Bride’s and Redbook magazines. Her articles on health and parenting appear in a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Self and Family Circle. She and her husband Greg have three school-aged children, and are members of Our Lady of the Lake Church. You can reach Julia at [email protected]


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