Tuesday, May 16, 7:00 PM
Best-selling authors Jacqueline Sheehan, Randy Susan Meyers, and Ellen Meeropol present their latest novels at Print!
Best-selling novelists Jacqueline Sheehan (THE TIGER IN THE HOUSE), Randy Susan Meyers (THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET) and Ellen Meeropol, a Stonecoast graduate (KINSHIP OF CLOVER) come to Print: A Bookstore for an evening of spectacular fiction.
Jacqueline Sheehan’s latest novel, THE TIGER IN THE HOUSE, is a story of love and resentment. “Fear and hope intersect for two sisters as their desire to help and abandoned child forces them to face their past and decide their future.” Delia Lamont has had it. Though she loves her job at Portland, Maine's child services agency, its frustrations have left her feeling burned out and restless. She's ready to join her carefree sister Juniper and start a seaside bakery, celebrating and serving life's sweetness for a change. Then the call comes: a five-year-old girl has been found at the side of the road. She reveals that her first name is Hayley, but little more. The only clues to her family lead to a shadowy web of danger that reaches closer to Delia herself than she would ever guess. As she seeks to discover where Hayley belongs, Delia is forced to reexamine her own painful history. With no guide but her own flawed instincts, Delia must decide how deep to venture into the unknown, whether in shaping the destiny of the child who has no one else to turn to--or in exploring the fierce dark corners of her own soul.
Randy Susan Meyers' THE WIDOW OF WALL STREET is a provocative new novel about the seemingly blind love of a wife for her husband as he conquers Wall Street, and her extraordinary, perhaps foolish, loyalty during his precipitous fall. Phoebe recognizes fire in Jake Pierce's belly from the moment they meet as teenagers. As he creates a financial dynasty, she trusts him without hesitation--unaware his hunger for success hides a dark talent for deception. When Phoebe learns her husband's triumph and vast reach rests on an elaborate Ponzi scheme her world unravels. As Jake's crime is uncovered, the world obsesses about Phoebe. Did she know her life was fabricated by fraud? Was she his accomplice? While Jake is trapped in the web of his deceit, Phoebe is caught in an unbearable choice. Her children refuse to see her if she remains at their father's side, but abandoning him feels cruel and impossible. From penthouse to prison, with tragic consequences rippling well beyond Wall Street, Randy Susan Meyers's latest novel exposes a woman struggling to survive and then redefine her life as her world crumbles.
Stonecoast graduate, Ellen Meeropol’s new novel, KINSHIP OF CLOVER, begs the question, “How far is too far?” Jeremy was nine when the vines first wrapped themselves around him and burrowed into his skin. Now a college botany major, he is desperately looking for a way to listen to the plants and stave off their extinction. But when the grip of the vines becomes too intense and Health Services starts asking questions, he flees to Brooklyn, where fate puts him face to face with a group of climate-justice activists who assure him they have a plan to save the planet, and his plants. As the group readies itself to make a big Earth Day splash, Jeremy soon realizes these eco-terrorists' devotion to activism might have him--and those closest to him--tangled up in more trouble than he was prepared to face. With the help of a determined, differently abled flame from his childhood, Zoe; her deteriorating, once-rabble-rousing grandmother; and some shocking and illuminating revelations from the past, Jeremy must weigh completing his mission to save the plants against protecting the ones he loves, and confront the most critical question of all: how do you stay true to the people you care about while trying to change the world?
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