Author Luncheon with Susanna Daniel at The Grille on Laurel

Luncheon with Susanna Daniel, author of Sea Creatures

(Harper Perennial $14.99)

Wednesday February 18 at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are $40 and include luncheon with the book

Register at Lake Forest Book Store at 847-234-4420

Susanna Daniel was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her first novel, Stiltsville, was awarded the PEN/Bingham prize for debut fiction. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

When Georgia Quillian returns to her hometown of Miami, her family in tow, she's hoping for a fresh start. They've left Illinois trailing scandal in their wake, fallout from her husband's severe sleep disorder. For months, their three-year-old son, Frankie, has refused to speak a word. On a whim, Georgia takes a job as an errand runner for a reclusive artist, and suddenly the future offers new possibilities: time spent with her intense but kind employer might, it seems, help Frankie find the courage to speak--and help Georgia reconcile the woman she was with the woman she has become. But late that summer, as a hurricane bears down on South Florida, she must face the fact that her decisions may have put her only child in danger.

"Daniel returns to Stiltsville's South Florida in a second novel filled with domestic upheaval, difficult choices, and far-reaching consequences....Daniel's verdant descriptions of salt and sea continue to shine, as does her portrayal of a mother struggling to protect her son."--"Publishers Weekly"
 

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