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Augusta Author Series Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe and "Beach House for Rent"
Abel Brown Southern Kitchen and Oyster House
Augusta, GA
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Augusta Author Series Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe and "Beach House for Rent"
Join us Tuesday, June 27 at noon for Augusta Author Series luncheon with NY Times Best Selling Author Mary Alice Monroe. to celebrate the launch of her new novel Beach House For Rent at Abel Brown Southern Kitchen and Oyster Bar in Augusta. Augusta Realtor Kelley Brands presents this opportunity for a face-to-face chat and wonderful afternoon meal with this beloved Southern author.

Doors open at 11:30 AM and a lovely three-course lunch will be served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with the author. In addition to three creative courses by Chef Todd Schafer, the bar will feature specialty cocktails and wines.

Tickets for this fun event are $63 for lunch with Karen and a signed, hardcover copy of Karen's newest book. Ticket sales will benefit the Morris Museum of Art, currently featuring Rhythm and Movement: Paintings by James Michalopoulos.

Two women from different generations are bound together by a beloved beach house. Cara Rutledge, 50, rents her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to Heather Wyatt, 26, for the summer.  Heathers anxiety keeps her indoors with her caged canaries until the shorebirdsand a man who rescues themlure her out to the beach.

As the summer progresses and Heathers heart opens to the rhythms of the island, Caras life reels with sudden tragedy. When their worlds shift like the sand under their feet these two very different women come together to discover their common bonds and unique strengths.  So at summers end they, like the migrating shorebirds that come to the island every summer, too, can take flight.

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina. Already a successful author, she was captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home. Her experiences living in the midst of a habitat that was quickly changing gave her a strong and important focus for her novels.

Mary Alice Monroe writes richly textured books that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life. Monroes novels are published worldwide. With the same heart of conservation, Monroe has written two children's picture books as well.

Her novels have achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA. She has received numerous awards, including several Readers Choice Awards; the 2014 SC Book Festival Award for Excellence in Writing; the 2015 SW Florida Book Festival Distinguished Author Award; RT Lifetime Achievement Award; and the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing. Monroe was also featured at the National Festival of the Book. In 2011, her novel The Butterfly's Daughter won the International Book Award for Green Fiction. It was also selected as a finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA).

Monroe's novel The Beach House will be adapted into a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, starring three-time Golden Globe nominee Andie MacDowell and premiering exclusively on the network in 2017.

Monroe lives with her family on a barrier island outside Charleston, South Carolina. She is an active conservationist and serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium, The Leatherback Trust, and Charleston Literacy Volunteers. She is a frequent speaker at book festivals, conferences, and private events. Monroe is also a frequent contributor to magazines and blogs.

Books provided by Book Tavern, an independent bookstore and staple in the downtown Augusta community selling new, used and rare books in the historic J.B. White & Co. Department Store building.

Abel Brown Southern Kitchen and Oyster Bar is located at 491 Highland Avenue in Surrey Center, featuring clean and modern Southern cuisine with the charm and tradition reserved for high company.


Abel Brown Southern Kitchen and Oyster House (View)
491 Highland Avenue
Augusta, GA 30909
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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