Come see Katie Crouch (Abroad) & Patti Callahan Henry (The Stories We Tell), Wed., July 2, 5:30 – 7 pm, as we celebrate exciting new releases from these two bestselling Southern authors. Books will be signed, the wine will be flowing (as will the campari-and-sodas). Don’t miss it.
Katie Crouch’s newest novel, Abroad (Sarah Crichton Books / FSG, hb., 304 pp., $26) tells the thrilling story of a young American on a study abroad trip to Italy — inspired in part by Amanda Knox’s experiences and trial in Perugia.
Katie Crouch’s Abroad might be the most widely-recommendable book I’ve seen in 18 years as a bookseller. Like a dance party at an ancient castle, it’s contemporary and exciting and NOW, while at the same time sending out tendrils into the past, as Crouch breaks away to give us little glimpses into the ordinary life of women in Umbria through the millennia, ordinary lives which end bloodily, at the end of a blade. — Jonathan Sanchez, owner, Blue Bicycle Books
Read our full review of it here.
Katie Crouch is a New York Times bestselling novelist and essayist. Her books include Girls in Trucks, Men and Dogs, and Abroad as well as two novels for young adults. She has a regular column on The Rumpus called “Missed.” A MacDowell Fellow and alumnae of Brown University and the Columbia MFA program, Katie lives with her family in Bolinas, California.
Patti Callahan Henry’s most recent novel, The Stories We Tell (St. Martin’s, hb., 272 pp, $26) tells the story of a Savannah power couple who have been graced with wealth and influence. But not everything is as it seems for Eve and Cooper Morrison. Eve’s wayward sister is staying with them, her daughter is rebelling, her husband thinks she works too much. All of this Eve can handle, until her husband and sister are involved in a car accident and things begin to unravel. A story of Eve’s insistence on uncovering the truth, Patti Callahan Henry offers us insight into the delicate balances of marriage, family, fiction and fact.
Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author of ten novels. Though raised in Philadelphia, she moved south when she was twelve and is regarded as a fresh voice in Southern fiction. She began writing after she had her third child, and, by the time her daughter turned six, she was writing full time. A wife and mother of three, Henry currently lives in Mountain Brook, Alabama.