Wendy J. Fox, Tiffany Quay Tyson, & Elizabeth Geoghegan will speak about and sign their new books, If the Ice Had Held, The Past Is Never, and eightball, on Wednesday, June 19th at 7:30pm.
About If the Ice Had Held:
The scandal of Melanie Henderson's birth and the identity of her true parents is kept from her family's small Colorado town. Not even she knows the truth: that her birth mother was just 14 and unmarried to her father, a local boy who drowned in an icy river. As a forest fire rages through the Rocky Mountains, Melanie finds herself at the center of an unraveling tangle of tragedy and heartbreak. If the Ice Had Held presents a cast of characters who quietly struggle through complicated lives.
About The Past Is Never:
Bert, Willet, and Pansy know better than to go swimming at the old rock quarry. But Mississippi Delta summer days are scorching hot and they can't resist cooling off in the dark, bottomless water. Until the day six-year-old Pansy vanishes. Years pass with no sign, no hope of ever finding Pansy alive. So when clues surface drawing them to the remote tip of Florida, they drop everything and drive south. The Past Is Never is an atmospheric, haunting story of myths, legends, and the good and evil we carry in our hearts.
Eightball strikes hard. Fueled by an abiding sense of loss, these eight stories take you on a journey over the exploded fault lines of intimacy, unfolding across cities and continents. This collection of darkly comic, occasionally violent, tales is anchored by the eponymous “eightball,” a coming of age novella about a sister and brother guided by the inertia of recklessness and self-destruction. Elizabeth Geoghegan writes lyric, place-driven prose laced with edgy realism and wry wit.
Vouchers to attend are $5 and are good for $5 off a featured book or a purchase the day of the event. Vouchers can be purchased now at the store, over the phone, or at the door. Readers Guild Members can reserve seats for any in-store event.