Reader, Meet Writer: Rachel Hawkins

In partnership with the Southern Independent Bookseller Alliance, Page 158 Books is excited to present Reader, Meet Writer, a virtual event series featuring Southern authors hosted by national bestselling author Wiley Cash. Space is limited, so RSVP is required. Check out the rest of the tour on our website. Sign up here.


You don’t need to be a scholar of Brontë to appreciate this “compulsive, irresistible retelling of Jane Eyre with a modern, noir twist” (Samantha Downing) perfect for fans of Jessica Knoll, B.A. Paris, and Bravo TV. “Eddie” Rochester is the handsome, charming widower living in a gated community of McMansions called Thornfield Estates; Jane is the new dog-walker from the wrong side of the tracks; and Mrs. Rochester is a self-made millionaire and creator of a Southern lifestyle company à la Draper James.


With delicious suspense, incisive wit, and a fresh, feminist sensibility, The Wife Upstairs flips the script on a timeless tale of forbidden romance, ill-advised attraction, and a wife who just won’t stay buried. In this vivid reimagining of one of literature’s most twisted love triangles, which Mrs. Rochester will get her happy ending?


RACHEL HAWKINS is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books for young readers, and her work has been translated in over a dozen countries. She studied gender and sexuality in Victorian literature at Auburn University and currently lives in Alabama. The Wife Upstairs is her first adult novel.


Our event provides a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Anyone violating these rules may be expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.


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Event date: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 7:00pm
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415 S Brooks Street
Suite B
Wake Forest, NC 27587
The Wife Upstairs: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250245496
Availability: In Warehouse, Usually Ships to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 5th, 2021