An Author Event with Patti Callahan Henry

*photo credit Bud Johnson*

Union Ave Books and Friends of the Knox County Public Library are excited to present an author event with Patti Callahan Henry to celebrate the paperback release of The Secret of Flora LeaThis event will take place on April 2nd at 7pm at the East Tennessee History Center. The East Tennessee History Center is located at 601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902. 

This is a ticketed event. The ticket price includes a paperback copy of The Secret of Flora Lea and entrance to the event. Purchase your ticket using the "Add to Cart" button below or by following this linkhttps://www.unionavebooks.com/product/patti-callahan-henry

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Patti Callahan Henry is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of several novels, including Surviving Savannah and Becoming Mrs. Lewis. She is the recipient of the Christy Award, the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year Award, and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year. She is the cohost and cocreator of the popular weekly online live web show and podcast Friends and Fiction. A full-time author and mother of three, she lives in Alabama and South Carolina with her family. Find out more at PattiCallahanHenry.com.

ABOUT THE BOOK

In the war-torn London of 1939, fourteen-year-old Hazel and five-year-old Flora are evacuated to a rural village to escape the horrors of the Second World War. Living with the kind Bridie Aberdeen and her teenage son, Harry, in a charming stone cottage along the River Thames, Hazel fills their days with walks and games to distract her young sister, including one that she creates for her sister and her sister alone—a fairy tale about a magical land, a secret place they can escape to that is all their own.

But the unthinkable happens when young Flora suddenly vanishes while playing near the banks of the river. Shattered, Hazel blames herself for her sister’s disappearance, and she carries that guilt into adulthood as a private burden she feels she deserves.

Twenty years later, Hazel is in London, ready to move on from her job at a cozy rare bookstore to a career at Sotheby’s. With a charming boyfriend and her elegantly timeworn Bloomsbury flat, Hazel’s future seems determined. But her tidy life is turned upside down when she unwraps a package containing an illustrated book called Whisperwood and the River of Stars. Hazel never told a soul about the imaginary world she created just for Flora. Could this book hold the secrets to Flora’s disappearance? Could it be a sign that her beloved sister is still alive after all these years?

As Hazel embarks on a feverish quest, revisiting long-dormant relationships and bravely opening wounds from her past, her career and future hang in the balance. Spellbinding and atmospheric, “this heartrending, captivating tale of family, first love, and fate will sweep you away” (Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author).

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
601 S Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902