Valerie, Julia and Cynthia have all read and enjoyed Elizabeth’s debut. Valerie says, “Black draws such a vivid picture that I can smell the salt air of Galveston!” About the Author: Elizabeth Black was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island and now lives in Houston, Texas. The drowning house is her first novel. Book: A gripping suspense story about a woman who returns to Galveston, Texas after a personal tragedy and is irresistibly drawn into the insular world she’s struggled to leave. Photographer Clare Porterfield's once-happy marriage is coming apart, unraveling under the strain of a family tragedy. When she receives an invitation to direct an exhibition in her hometown of Galveston, Texas, she jumps at the chance to escape her grief and reconnect with the island she hasn't seen for ten years. There Clare will have the time and space to search for answers about her troubled past and her family's complicated relationship with the wealthy and influential Carraday family. Soon she finds herself drawn into a century-old mystery involving Stella Carraday. Local legend has it that Stella drowned in her family's house during the Great Hurricane of 1900, hanged by her long hair from the drawing room chandelier. Could Stella have been saved? What is the true nature of Clare's family's involvement? The questions grow like the wildflower vines that climb up the walls and fences of the island. And the closer Clare gets to the answers, the darker and more disturbing the truth becomes. Steeped in the rich local history of Galveston, The drowning house portrays two families, inextricably linked by tragedy and time. What: Elizabeth Black will discuss and sign her new novel, The drowning house. When: Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 p.m. Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Elizabeth Black for book personalization, please purchase The drowning house from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, you will receive a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. A limited number of autographed copies of Elizabeth’s books will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of this book, please call us an hour before the event at (281) 497-8675.
Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)