Erika Marks (The Last Treasure) and Marybeth Whalen at The Moveable Feast

Oct. 14 ~ Erika Marks (The Last Treasure) and Marybeth Whalen

(The Things We Wish Were True) at Kimbel’s, Wachesaw


It’s been almost a decade since Liv, Whit and Sam were together. The three students became fast friends over their fascination with the lost schooner Patriot, which disappeared of the coast of North Carolina in 1813. Liv is particularly interested in the fate of passenger Theodosia Burr, daughter of Aaron Burr; there have been rumors about Theodosia and the wreck for over 200 years. But the little group breaks up when Liv falls for the charismatic Whit, leaving Sam out in the cold. Now, Liv has left her obsession with the Patriot behind to concentrate on her diving career and her increasingly contentious marriage to Whit. When Liv is able to read a diary written by Theodosia Burr at a museum, she gets caught up in the excitement of the search again and the three old friends reunite in another attempt to find the ship. The real star of this story is the Patriot and all the rumors surrounding Theodosia Burr.


From the author of The Mailbox (which sent numerous readers in search of it on the North Carolina coast) comes a novel about an idyllic small-town neighborhood when a near-tragedy triggers a series of dark revelations. From the outside, Sycamore Glen, NC, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies a web of secrets that reach from house to house. Up and down the streets, neighbors quietly bear the weight of their own pasts until an accident at the community pool upsets the delicate equilibrium. And when tragic circumstances compel a woman to return to Sycamore Glen after years of self-imposed banishment, the tangle of the neighbors’ intertwined lives begins to unravel. During the course of a sweltering summer, long-buried secrets are revealed, and the neighbors learn that it’s impossible to really know those closest to us. But is it impossible to love and forgive them?

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