This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series.
Donna Hemans, author of River Woman, debuts her second novel --a story about a family uniting and unraveling. Tea by the Sea spans from Brooklyn to the island of Jamaica and traces a mother's circuitous route to find the daughter taken from her at birth and the child's father who walked out of the hospital with the day-old baby girl without explanation. Seventeen years later, weary of her unfruitful search, Plum Valentine sees an article in a community newspaper with a photo of the man for whom she has spent half her life searching. He has become an Episcopal priest. Her plan: confront him and walk away with the daughter he took from her.
Aimee Liu is the author of numerous bestselling novels as well as nonfiction books on medical and psychological topics. In her latest, Glorious Boy, Claire and Shep Durant are haunted by their four-year-old's disappearance. Until this moment, Port Blair's British surgeon and his young wife, a promising anthropologist, have led a charmed life in the colonial backwaters of India's Andaman Islands--thanks in part to Naila, a local girl who shares their mysteriously mute son's silent language. But with the war closing in and mandatory evacuation underway, the Durants don't realize until too late that Naila and Ty have vanished. Through the brutal odyssey that follows, Claire will discover truths about sacrifice that both shatter and transcend her understanding of devotion.
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