Do you live in North Carolina? Author Katie Crouch, whose books are set in South Carolina, will be in the Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham areas in two weeks to promote her latest book: Men and Dogs.
From Booklist via amazon:
Following her embraced debut, Girls in Trucks (2008), Crouch offers another southern tale in which Hannah Legare finds herself back in her hometown, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, as her marriage, business, and life in San Francisco crumble. She soon begins to puzzle over an old mystery: her father Buzz’s mysterious disappearance more than 20 years earlier. Hannah retraces old ground, hoping to glean insights from the recollections of her mother, stepfather, brother, and family friends. Yet most residents of the town prefer to remember Buzz fondly, and view his disappearance during a routine fishing expedition as a tragic accident. Hannah, however, is still haunted by her father’s absence and the thought of the family dog drifting alone in the boat. Her quest to discover her father’s true fate provides clues to Hannah’s current problems, including her trouble being faithful to her husband, even as she realizes she may find information she never wanted to know. At least she will finally begin to piece together her own story.
Ms. Crouch's North Carolina appearances are:
May 25th, 7pm
Park Road Books in Charlotte
May 26th, 7pm
Regulator Books in Raleigh-Durham
May 27th, 7pm
Barnes and Noble, Cary Commons, in Cary
I know I plan to be at the Park Road Books event (even though it is my anniversary) and thought that if anyone else was going to be in the area, we could meet and maybe catch dinner, if we find time amongst all the book browsing (since I am congenitally unable to go into a bookstore without shopping).
And if a fun author opportunity isn't enough, Henry at Hachette Book Group has offered to let me host a giveaway of Men and Dogs. I have three copies of the book to giveaway to folks with a US or Canadian address (sorry no PO boxes). To enter, just leave a comment below. Entries will close at midnight on May 24th.
While you gear up for the event, check out Katie Crouch's author website. I suspect that her canine assistant probably isn't making the southern leg of her tour, but she does have one gorgeous dog. Go look!