Books on Broad will host Mary Alice Monroe at Michele’s Southern Tea Room in Camden, SC in celebration of her newest release, The Summer Guests, on Monday June 17, 2019, at 12:00pm. Michele’s Southern Tea Room is located at 1012 Broad St., Camden, SC. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 803-713-7323 M-S. The event is $55, which includes an autographed book, luncheon, and tax. Tickets are available at Books on Broad and at booksonbroad.com. Additional books will be available for purchase and autographing.
About the book:
A deadly hurricane is approaching the southeastern coast of the United States. An eclectic group of “refugees”- including equestrian Javier Angel de la Cruz, make-up artist Hannah McLain, horse breeder Gerda and daughter Elise Klug, island resident Cara Rutledge, evacuate South Carolina and Florida for the home of friend Grace and Charles Phillips at their farm in North Carolina.
Natural disaster brings people together. In this case, the common denominators are horses and a friendship with the Phillips. The urgency of evacuation makes one focus on those possessions that one believes are most important to you. This is the powerful theme of The Summer Guests- what do you bring with you? People’s lives are in immediate upheaval and they become dependent on the generosity of friends and strangers to house them. Oftentimes there is no clear end to the story or guarantee of return home.
The refugees spend the weekend confronting personal truths, sacrifices and betrayals. Each must contend with unresolved issues they have within themselves, and with one another. At the end of the five days, strangers become friends, friendships are tested and lessons are learned. When they leave the farm for home, each person comes to realize what, in truth, they do treasure.
About the author:
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.
Monroe lives with her family on a barrier island outside Charleston, South Carolina. She is an active conservationist and serves on the South Carolina Aquarium Board Emeritis, The Leatherback Trust, The Pat Conroy Literary Center Honorary Board, and Casting Carolinas Advisory Board.
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