6 June @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm£12
This very special hybrid event brings together three bestselling authors, Kristin Hannah and Christy Lefteri (in person) and Delia Owens (virtual), for an amazing evening of fiction.
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Texas, 1934. Elsa Martinelli had finally found the life she’d yearned for: a family, a home and a livelihood on a farm on the Great Plains.
But when drought threatens all she and her community hold dear, Elsa’s world is scattered to the winds. Fearful of the future, when Elsa wakes to find her husband has fled, she is forced to make the most agonising decision of her life: fight for the land she loves or take her children west to California in search of a better life. Elsa’s incredible journey is a story of survival, hope and what we do for the ones we love.
Songbirds by Christy Lefteri
Nisha has crossed oceans to give her child a future. By day she cares for Petra’s daughter; at night she mothers her own little girl by the light of a phone. Nisha’s lover, Yiannis, is a poacher, hunting the tiny songbirds on their way to Africa each winter. His dreams of a new life, and of marrying Nisha, are shattered when she vanishes. No one cares about the disappearance of a domestic worker, except Petra and Yiannis. As they set out to search for her, they realise how little they know about Nisha. What they uncover will change them all.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
For years, rumours of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens.