Coffee Book Club - If the Tide Turns with author Rachel Rueckert


Sat Apr 13 2024 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am


Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, South 9th Street, Boise, ID, USA | Boise, ID

Let's sip on some coffee, meet the author, and dive into Rachel Rueckert's book "If the Tide Turns" at our next Coffee Book Club event!
About this Event

Coffee Book Club - If the Tide Turns with author Rachel Rueckert, historical fiction about pirates AND witches!!

Meet author Rachel Rueckert and enjoy some delicious coffee and treats from local businesses as we dive into Rachel's debuy novel, If the Tide Turns. Get your hands on it before the release date and get ready to discuss exciting plot twists, favorite characters, and hidden gems in the book . Bring your thoughts, questions, and maybe get a friend or two to register with you! Let's make this book club meeting a memorable one. See you there!

You can share what you loved (or hated) about the book while meeting new people and enjoying a tasty treat from a fun, local venue. 

$30 ticket includes a copy of If the Tide Turns and delicious treats at the iconic Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center.

  • Come meet new people and have a great conversation!
  • Register for this event and get the book before ANYONE else in the US!
  • Finished the book? Yes! Haven’t finished the book? Still yes! But expect some spoilers.
  • Seating is limited to 50 participants, registration is required for each person.

If you have already purchased the book from Rediscovered Books, please email Rebecca at [email protected] and we will issue store credit equal to the cost of the book after you have registered.

About the book:

Set during the Golden Age of Pirates and the shadowy aftermath of the Salem witch trials, this vivid literary debut is inspired by the captivating true story of real-life pirate Samuel Bellamy, combining high seas adventure, star-crossed longing, surprisingly timely questions about social justice and freedom, and the emotionally satisfying tale of one strong-willed young woman determined to choose her own path.

1715, Eastham, Massachusetts: As the daughter of a wealthy family, Maria Brown has a secure future mapped out for her, yet it is not the future she wants. Young, headstrong, and restless, Maria has no desire to marry the aging, mean-spirited John Hallett, regardless of his fortune and her parents' wishes. As for what Maria does want--only one person has ever even asked her that question.

Samuel Bellamy, an orphaned sailor searching for work, meets Maria by chance, enthralling her with talk of far-flung places and blasphemous ideals. But neither is free from the social order into which they were born. When Sam is banished from Maria's parents' home after asking for her hand, he vows to return a wealthy man, and Maria promises to keep the faith until then.

Sam is drawn into piracy and discovers a brotherhood more equal and fulfilling than any on land, despite its dangers. Beguiled by the chance to both fight for justice and make a fortune to bring home to Maria, Sam is torn between duty to his crew and his desire to return. Separated by more than just the ocean, time slips by as Sam and Maria cling to their love for each other. Maria is determined to stay strong in her conviction in Sam, but as rumors swirl and her position in Eastham turns perilous, Maria is forced into an impossible decision.

Now, on a journey no less treacherous and eventful than Sam's, Maria draws on every shred of her courage and resilience not merely to survive, but to honor her own yearning for freedom . . .

About the author:

Rachel Rueckert is an award-winning writer, editor, and teacher who holds an MFA from Columbia University and an M.Ed. from Boston University. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Independent, and The Salt Lake Tribune, as well as literary journals such as River Teeth, The Maine Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and others. On her first visit to Provincetown, Massachusetts, she learned about the true story of Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Samuel Bellamy and vowed to write their stories, returning to Cape Cod again and again over the years for research and freedom in the shape of solace. She splits her time between Salt Lake City and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and If the Tide Turns is her debut novel.


Where is it happening?

Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, South 9th Street, Boise, ID, USA, United States

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