Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series Luncheon Mary Alice Monroe THE SUMMER GUESTS
Here's your chance to have lunch with your favorite author! On June 10 at Halls Signature Events, you'll enjoy three courses by Hall's executive chef Matthew Greene, excellent company and a copy of Mary Alice Monroe's newest book,The Summer Guests.
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Beach House series comes a heartwarming and evocative novel about the bonds and new beginnings that are born from natural disasters and how, even during the worst of circumstances, or perhaps because of them, you discover what is most important in life. Late August is a beautiful time on the Southern coast. The peach trees are ripe, the ocean is warm, and the sweet tea is icy. A perfect time to enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch. But beneath the calm surface bubbles a threat: its also the beginning of peak hurricane season When a sudden storm threatens the coasts of Florida and South Carolina, an eclectic group of evacuees flee for the farm of their friends Grace and Charles Phillips in North Carolina: the Phillips' daughter Moira and her rescue dogs, famed equestrian Javier Angel de la Cruz, makeup artist Hannah McLain, horse breeder Gerda Klug and her daughter Elise, and island resident Cara Rutledge. They bring with them only the few treasured possessions they can carry. Strangers to all but the Phillips, they must ride out the storm together. During the course of one of the most challenging weeks of their lives, relationships are put to the test as the evacuees are forced to confront the unresolved issues they have with themselves and with each other. But, as the storm passes they realize that what really matters wasn't what they brought with them to the mountains: but what they'll take with them once they leave."With Mary Alice Monroe's usual resplendent storytelling, The Summer Guests is a poignant and compelling story of self-discovery, love, and redemption." Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author. Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of two dozen novels, including The Summer Girls, The Summer Wind, The Summers End, A Lowcountry Wedding, A Lowcountry Christmas, Last Light Over Carolina, Time Is a River, Sweetgrass, Skyward, The Four Seasons, The Book Club, The Beach House, Beach House Memories, Swimming Lessons, Beach House for Rent, and Beach House Reunion. Her books have received numerous awards, including the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, the 2015 SW Florida Author of Distinction Award, the RT Lifetime Achievement Award, and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. In 2018 she was inducted into the South Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. Her novel, The Beach House was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame film. An active conservationist, she lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon.
Limited seating provides an intimate experience with the author. In addition to three creative courses by Halls Executive Chef Robyn Guisto, the cash bar will feature specialty cocktails and wines. Refunds may be issued for any reason up to 24 hours before the event.
Halls Signature Events at No. 5 Faber (View)
5 Faber Street just off Meeting (behind S.N.O.B.)
Charleston, SC 29401
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