“The fate of the world is often driven by the curiosity of a girl.”
On Saturday, April 16, at 5:00 p.m., NeverMore Books and the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center will host an evening with award-winning novelist Kimberly Brock, author of The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare–in conversation with Holland Perryman and Jonathan Haupt, who reviewed the novel for the Charleston Post and Courier.
This free in-person event will be held at NeverMore Books, 910 Port Republic Street, with books available for sale and signing. Seating is limited; please call the store to reserve your spot: 843-812-9460. The author conversation will also be live-streamed on the Conroy Center Facebook page.
ABOUT THE LOST BOOK OF ELEANOR DARE
What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke remains a mystery, but the women who descended from Eleanor Dare have long known the truth lies in what she left behind: a message carved onto a large stone and the contents of her treasured Commonplace Book. Brought from England on Eleanor’s fateful voyage to the New World, her book was passed down through the fifteen generations of daughters who followed as they came of age. Thirteen-year-old Alice had been next in line to receive it, but her mother’s tragic death fractured the unbroken legacy and the Dare Stone and the shadowy history recorded in the book faded into memory. Or so Alice hoped.
In the waning days of World War Two, Alice is a young widow and mother when she is unexpectedly presented with her birthright: the deed to Evertell, her abandoned lowcountry family home. She returns to Savannah with her own thirteen-year-old daughter, Penn, in tow. But when Penn’s curiosity over the lineage she never knew begins to unveil secrets and Eleanor’s book is finally found, Alice is forced to reckon with the realities of their true inheritance as daughters of Eleanor Dare. In this sweeping tale, the answers to a real-life mystery may be found in the pages of a story that was always waiting to be written.
Kimberly Brock is the award-winning author of The River Witch, an Amazon bestseller, for which Kimberly was honored with the prestigious Georgia Author of the Year Award for Debut Novel in 2013. A former actor and special needs educator, Kimberly is also founder of the Tinderbox Writer’s Workshop, a transformative creative experience for women in the arts. She has served as a guest lecturer for many regional and national groups, including the Women’s Fiction Writer’s annual conference and the Conroy Center. She lives near Atlanta with her husband and three children.
ABOUT THE HOSTS
The first intern of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center and of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries, Beaufort High School senior and student body president Holland Perryman is an award-winning young writer whose work has been featured in the Charleston Post and Courier, Lowcountry Weekly, and Southern Review of Books. She is the founder of DAYLO: Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization.
Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Conroy Center, the former director of the University of South Carolina Press, and coeditor of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, winner of 17 book awards.