Author Event: Rebecca Hodge & Barbara Claypole White
Page 158 Books is pleased to present authors Rebecca Hodge and Barbara Claypole White in conversation about Hodge’s forthcoming book OVER THE FALLS. Please note that this is an in-person event. We will require masks and follow all current Covid-guidelines.
Rebecca Hodge's next thrilling read explores how far one woman will go to find her sister.
Bryn Collins moved to the Eastern Tennessee mountains and never looked back when, fourteen years ago, her fiancé, Sawyer, jilted her for her despised sister, Del. Sawyer was later killed in a plane crash, but Bryn has never been able to forgive her sister for what she did, and instead chooses to spend her days in the idyllic beauty of the rugged landscape. Although a life-threatening accident ended her days navigating the perils of whitewater, she still finds refuge kayaking in the local lakes.
But Bryn's placid life hits the skids when an unwelcome cast of characters reenters her life. Del goes mysteriously missing, leading her fourteen-year-old son, Josh, to Bryn's doorstep for help. Then Carl, a trouble-making outcast the sisters knew years before, is desperate to find Del because she owes him money, pulling Bryn into the orbit of his schemes.
On the hunt for Del, Bryn and Josh follow an ever-elusive trail to Colorado, and at the annual Mountain Games competition in Vail, they finally confront the truth. For Bryn, all roads lead to the river, and on vicious Colorado whitewater, she is forced to muster every ounce of courage and strength she has to piece her family back together again.
Rebecca Hodge is an award-winning author of fiction, a veterinarian, and a clinical research scientist who lives and writes in North Carolina. Fiction writing is the space where her creative side comes out to play, and her writing centers on characters who discover that life is not a spectator sport. She has three grown sons, two crazy dogs, and one patient husband. When not busy writing, she loves hiking, travel, and (of course) curling up with a good book.
About THE PROMISE BETWEEN US: Metal artist Katie Mack is living a lie. Nine years ago she ran away from her family in Raleigh, North Carolina, consumed by the irrational fear that she would harm Maisie, her newborn daughter. Over time she's come to grips with the mental illness that nearly destroyed her, and now funnels her pain into her art. Despite longing for Maisie, Katie honors an agreement with the husband she left behind--to change her name and never return.
But when she and Maisie accidentally reunite, Katie can't ignore the familiarity of her child's compulsive behavior. Worse, Maisie worries obsessively about bad things happening to her pregnant stepmom. Katie has the power to help, but can she reconnect with the family she abandoned?
To protect Maisie, Katie must face the fears that drove her from home, accept the possibility of love, and risk exposing her heart-wrenching secret.
Barbara Claypole White, a Brit living in North Carolina, is a bestselling author, an OCD advocate, and a woodland gardener at war with the local squirrel population. (She's not too keen on voles, either.) The Unfinished Garden won the 2013 Golden Quill for Best First Book; The In-Between Hour was chosen by the Southern Independent Booksellers as a Winter 2014 Okra Pick; The Perfect Son was a Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best Fiction 2015; Echoes of Family was a finalist for the WFWA 2017 Star Award; and The Promise Between Us, which shines a light on postpartum OCD, has publication date of January 16th, 2018.
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