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Meet & Mingle: Claudette Bard, E.C. Diskin, Brian Hebbel and Joyce Smith

  • Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Pkwy Bethany Beach, DE, 19930 United States (map)
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Join us as we welcome Claudette Bard, E.C. Diskin, Brian Hebbel and Joyce Smith to Bethany Beach Books on Friday, July 26th at 7:00pm!


Negro Island light
Claudette Bard

Eugenia Watts, a 45 year old African-American woman, has heard family stories of her connection to an island once called Negro Island, which is located in the bay outside of Camden, Maine. She now has time to explore these stories because in the summer of 2015, she has been laid off from her job at a Washington, D.C. bank, where her career expanded over 20 years. Distraught and devastated, she travels to Maine to the family's summer cottage for a brief vacation and to take the opportunity to explore these stories. And while on vacation, she meets a true gentleman.

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Desperate Paths
E.C. Diskin

Brooklyn Anderson is finally free of her small, closed-minded town, following her dreams of stardom in NYC, when she's called home to her ailing father, now in the hospital with a broken hip and possible dementia. When she arrives, things look bleak. Brooklyn can't handle becoming her father's sole caretaker, and reaches out to her estranged sister who wants nothing to do with him. Determined to fix whatever broke between them, Brooklyn begins a week-long trek through a lifetime of family secrets and lies. When she finally learns the shocking and horrifying truth, all she wants to do is run. And yet, she can't. Because now her father is dead, his blood on her hands, and she sits in jail, unable to say a word. The truth may set her free, but sharing it will destroy too many innocent lives.

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Painting Deception
Brian Hebbel

Lily Clarke is the elderly mother of three dysfunctional and distant daughters. She makes life altering discoveries regarding her new found wealth and other dark secrets, after she receives a diagnosis that she has a terminal illness. The challenges and decisions she must face in her final months will test her and define her lasting legacy.

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Cuts to the Soul
Joyce Smith

Six years after losing her son to gun violence, Asia Wallace converted the building where he died into a youth center. On the opening day of Eric’s Place, Asia’s estranged father, Walter Jones reappears in her life after nineteen years.He has blood on his hands that jeopardizes her safety. Asia and her family survived the earlier murder attempts on their lives. Will they be able to impede death this time?

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Earlier Event: July 25
Michael Morgan
Later Event: July 27
Jon McGoran