Meet, mingle with and listen to Katherine Reay and Gervais Hagerty discuss their most recent books and how their Charleston grandmothers influenced their writing, followed by a Q&A and book signing.
The event will be held at Daniel Pointe Retirement Community on Daniel Island on April 27 at 1 p.m.
“The London House,” Reay’s newest novel, revolves around how uncovering a dark family secret sends one woman through the history of Britain’s World War II spy network and glamorous 1930s Paris to save her family’s reputation.
Reay is the national bestselling and award-winning author of “Dear Mr. Knightley,” “Lizzy and Jane,” “The Brontë Plot,” “A Portrait of Emily Price,” “The Austen Escape,” and “The Printed Letter Bookshop.” All Reay’s novels are contemporary stories with a bit of classical flair.
A Charleston resident, Hagerty’s brilliant and atmospheric debut novel, “In Polite Company,” is a captivating story of a contemporary young woman navigating the expectations of family, the traditions of Charleston’s elite, and the fierce pull of her own heart. It takes a nuanced look at birth and death, privilege and discrimination, and the secret and special connection shared between a grandmother and her granddaughter.
Hagerty grew up in Charleston. After reporting and producing the news for both radio and television, she taught communications at The Citadel. When not writing, she works on local environmental and transportation issues. She lives in Charleston with her husband and two daughters.
This event is free. Tickets are required and available on a first come basis. You may sign up and pre-order books at: bit.ly/3iSnXZ4
The Daniel Island News Author Series 2022 is a yearlong monthly series connecting readers with local South Carolina authors and stimulating discussions, questions, and insights on a variety of topics and genres. If you enjoy these events and would like them to continue, please consider making a donation to support the series when you sign up for your ticket.
The Author Series is organized and presented by The Daniel Island News and is sponsored by the Daniel Island Community Fund and Bublish, Inc. For more information on sponsoring or donating to support the Author Series, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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• June 29: All in the Family Summer Reading “Adventures” - Mary Alice Monroe with Angela May presenting their newest book, “The Islanders.” Ticketed event at the Daniel Island Club.
• July 27: Through the Lens – Photographers Lynn Cobb (“Good Dogs of Service”) and Jack Alterman (“My Lazy Eye” and “My City Charleston”).
• Aug. 31: History & Humor from the Greatest Generation – DI authors Bill and Ann Stevens will discuss their book “Dalton and Grace: Whimsical Short Stories of Life in Charleston” and island residents John and Linda Common will share their book “Dearest Bea.” 4 p.m. at Meyer Vogl Gallery, Daniel Island.
Dates and authors for September, October and November are to be announced soon.