Help us welcome author Deborah Sweaney as she reads from and signs her new book, Unpacking Memories. Her book recounts her father's work as a country doctor in post World War II rural Missouri, reflecting on the joys and hardships of the time.
In partnership with the Columbia One Read Council and Daniel Boone Regional Library, B&N hosts a book discussion of Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen. Discussion will be lead by local author Cathy Salter.
Not to be missed!Anne River SiddonsFrom the bestselling author of The Same Sweet Girls and The Sunday Wife comes a moving novel of dark secrets, second chances, and an eerily beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain retreat known as Moonrise. . . .Moonrise a perfectly restored Victorian showplace nestled in …
Not to be missed!Anne River SiddonsFrom the bestselling author of The Same Sweet Girls and The Sunday Wife comes a moving novel of dark secrets, second chances, and an eerily beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain retreat known as Moonrise. . . .Moonrise a perfectly restored Victorian showplace nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Famous for its beguiling nocturnal garden that glows when the moon is full, the retreat is now the final resting place of its beautiful and accomplished owner, Rosalyn, victim of a tragic accident less than a year ago. All around the estate, her closest friends gather for the summer as usual, mourning her loss and looking to comfort her widower, Emmet. But when Emmet arrives for the summer, he doesn't come alone. His new bride, Helen, is eager to see Moonrise and to join the world that means so much to her charismatic TV journalist husband. But Emmet's close-knit circle of friends cannot quite accept her, and the harder she tries the worse it gets. Rumors fly, gossip stirs no one can be trusted. Is someone deliberately trying to ruin Helen's marriage . . . or is the secret that haunts Moonrise claiming another victim?"Moonrise is Cassandra King's finest book to date, set in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, where four couples return for their yearly summer sabbatical. Their gathering is shadowed in grief over the recent and mysterious death of their beloved Rosalyn, whose estate, Moonrise, was the center of their summer community. Rosalyn's widower, Emmet, has remarried in a shockingly brief time, and he brings home for the first time his new bride, the shy, sensitive Helen, who quickly becomes the outsider in a world that is full of contradiction. Moonrise is a beautifully written, fast-paced novel that clearly comes from the pen of a fine southern storyteller." Janis Owens, author of American Ghost"I read Moonrise in a single greedy gulp . . . a thoughtful examination of obsession, love, and the space where the two meet."Meg Waite Clayton, nationally bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters and The Wednesday Daughters