Thursday, July 13th Author Literary Luncheon
Held at the Wequassett Resort on the Garden Terrace
Check-in Begins at 11:30 / Luncheon Begins at noon
An Additional Table Has Opened Up!
Please stop by the bookstore or click here if you are interested in tickets to hear these three talented authors!
Katherine Sherbrooke, Brunonia Barry,
and Randy Susan Meyers
Fill the Sky: A Novel by Katherine A. Sherbrooke
Three dear friends, one whose cancer has exhausted the reaches of modern medicine, travel to Ecuador hoping local shamans might offer a miracle. During a tumultuous week that includes strange, ancient ceremonies and a betrayal that strains their bond, each woman discovers her own deep need for healing, even the skeptic among them. This is a powerful novel about friendship, the power of the spirit, and living authentic lives.
Fill the Sky has been shortlisted for two book awards. The Sarton Women’s Book Award named the novel a finalist in its Contemporary Fiction category. The award is offered by the StoryCircle Network, an international women’s writing organization. In addition, the title has been recognized as a finalist in the 19th annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, in the Multicultural category.
"This is a deeply moving novel about love, honesty, respect, the unlikely, and the truly possible.”
-Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Pilot’s Wife and Stella Baine
Katherine Sherbrooke received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and M.B.A. from Stanford University. An entrepreneur and writer, she is also the author of Finding Home, a family memoir about her parents’ tumultuous and inspiring love affair. She lives in Cohasset with her husband, two sons, and black lab.
The Fifth Petal: A Novel by Brunonia Barry
When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween, chief of police John Rafferty suspects it may be linked to the triple homicide twenty-five years earlier involving three descendants of Salem Witch Trial victims.
"A seductive combination of suspense, history, myth - with a sprinkling of the supernatural -The Fifth Petal is an enormously satisfying mystery novel. Brunonia Barry has created a world that is at once inviting and menacing, populated by characters both warmly familiar and surprising."
-B.A. Shapiro author of The Muralist and The Art Forger
Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international best selling author of The Lace Reader, The Map of True Places, and her latest book: The Fifth Petal. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women's Fiction Festival's Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists' Colony's Strnad Invitational Fellowship as well as the winner of New England Book Festival's award for Best Fiction. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in the London Time sand the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. Brunonia co-chairs the Salem Athenaeum's Writers' Committee. She lives in Salem with her husband Gary Ward and their dog, Angel. Gary and Bru are the organizers of the Salem Literary Festival.
The Widow of Wall Street: A Novel by Randy Susan Meyers
From Brooklyn to Greenwich to Manhattan, from penthouse to prison, with tragic consequences rippling well beyond Wall Street, The Widow of Wall Street exposes a woman struggling to redefine her life and marriage as everything she thought she knew crumbles around her.
"I dare you not to read Randy Susan Meyers' The Widow of Wall Street in one big gulp. What is it like to be married to a disgraced wolf of Wall Street, and how do you survive the aftermath of a scandal? Meyers answers the question with a fascinating page turner that somehow manages both to indict and absolve." --Melanie Benjamin, New York Times Bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue
Randy Susan Meyers is the bestselling author of Accidents of Marriage, The Comfort of Lies, and The Murderer's Daughters. Her books have twice been finalists for the Mass Book Award and named "Must Read Books" by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. She lives with her husband in Boston, where she teaches writing at the Grub Street Writers' Center.