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Author of The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

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Elizabeth L. Silver has 3 upcoming events.

Sep
16
Elizabeth Silver and Erin Lindsay McCabe
Warwick's, Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30pm
Warwick's is excited to host a double presentation from two incredible debut authors on Tuesday, September 16th at 7:30pm. Elizabeth Silver will present her gripping new book The execution of Noa P. Singleton. Erin Lindsay McCabe will present her new historical fiction novel I Shall Be Near To You. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. The execution of Noa P. Singleton An unforgettable and unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive. Noa P. Singleton never spoke a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ended with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, having accepted her fate, she sits on death row in a maximum-security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date. Meanwhile, Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. She claims to have changed her mind about the death penalty and will do everything in her considerable power to convince the governor to commute Noa's sentence to life in prison, in return for the one thing Noa can trade: her story. Marlene desperately wants to understand the events that led to her daughter's death--events that only Noa knows of and has never shared. Inextricably linked by murder but with very different goals, Noa and Marlene wrestle with the sentences life itself can impose while they confront the best and worst of what makes us human.

I Shall Be Near To You An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband, inspired by the letters of a remarkable female soldier who fought in the Civil War. Rosetta doesn't want her new husband Jeremiah to enlist, but he joins up, hoping to make enough money that they'll be able to afford their own farm someday. Though she's always worked by her father's side as the son he never had, now that Rosetta is a wife she's told her place is inside with the other women. But Rosetta decides her true place is with Jeremiah, no matter what that means, and to be with him she cuts off her hair, hems an old pair of his pants, and signs up as a Union soldier. With the army desperate for recruits, Rosetta has no trouble volunteering, although she faces an incredulous husband. She drills with the men, proves she can be as good a soldier as anyone, and deals with the tension as her husband comes to grips with having a fighting wife. Rosetta's strong will clashes with Jeremiah's while their marriage is tested by broken conventions, constant danger, and war, and she fears discovery of her secret even as they fight for their future, and for their lives. Inspired by more than 250 documented accounts of the women who fought in the Civil War while disguised as men, I Shall Be Near To You is the intimate story, in Rosetta's powerful and gorgeous voice, of the drama of marriage, one woman's amazing exploits, and the tender love story that can unfold when two partners face life's challenges side by side.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
5
Elizabeth L. Silver
Book Passage, Friday, September 5 at 7pm
Elizabeth L. Silver (The execution of Noa P. Singleton)

Elizabeth L. Silver grew up in New Orleans and Dallas and currently lives in Los Angeles. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in England, and a JD from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She has taught ESL in Costa Rica, writing and literature at several universities in Philadelphia, and worked as a research attorney for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The execution of Noa P. Singleton is her first novel. (added from Random House)… (more)
Sep
15
Elizabeth Silver & Erin Lindsay McCabe present and sign The Execution of Noa P. Singleton and I Shall Be Near to You
Vroman's Bookstore, Monday, September 15 at 7pm
The execution of Noa P. Singleton Noa P. Singleton never spoke a word in her own defense throughout a brief trial that ended with a jury finding her guilty of first-degree murder. Ten years later, she sits on death row in a maximum-security penitentiary, just six months away from her execution date. Meanwhile, Marlene Dixon, a high-powered Philadelphia attorney who is also the mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing, claims to have changed her mind about the death penalty and will do everything in her considerable power to convince the governor to commute Noa's sentence to life in prison. There's just one caveat: Noa must tell her side of the story. Linked by murder but with very different goals, Noa and Marlene wrestle with the sentences life itself can impose while they confront the best and worst of what makes us human.

I Shall Be Near You Inspired by more than 250 documented accounts of the women who fought in the Civil War while disguised as men, I shall be near to you is the gripping story of Rosetta, who refuses to leave her husband's side whatever the cost. Refusing to abide by cultural standards, Rosetta cuts her hair, hems an old pair of pants, and enlists as a Union soldier. The couple must face incredible odds to stay together, including gender conventions, constant danger, and the fear that her secret might become exposed. Above all, this debut novel tells a love story about what can happen when two partners face life's challenges together.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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