Coffee Book Club - Wild and Distant Seas with author Tara Karr Roberts


Sat Mar 23 2024 at 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm


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

Author Tara Karr Roberts will be joining Rediscovered Books for a Coffee Book Club about her new novel, Wild and Distant Seas.
About this Event

Rediscovered Books' Coffee Book Club welcomes debut Idaho author Tara Karr Roberts!

If you love Historical Fiction, get ready to dive into the enchanting world of Wild and Distant Seas as a part of our Coffee Book Club series. Meet new people, visit with the author, and engage in a lively discussion about this wonderful book.

Don't miss out on this exciting event!

Ticket includes a copy of Wild and Distant Seas and afternoon tea.

  • Come meet new people and have a great conversation!
  • Enjoy afternoon tea and book club at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center.
  • Finished the book? Yes! Haven’t finished the book? Still yes! But expect some spoilers.
  • Seating is limited, 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 Wild and Distant Seas:

Evangeline Hussey has made a home for herself on Nantucket, though she knows she is still an outsider to the island's small, close-knit community, one that by 1849 has started to feel the decline of a once-thriving whaling industry. Her husband, Hosea, and the life they built together, was once all she needed--but now Hosea is gone, lost at sea. Evangeline is only able to hold on to his inn, and her place on the island, by employing a curious gift to glimpse and re-form the recent memories of those who would cast her out.

One night, an idealistic sailor appears on her doorstep asking her to call him Ishmael. He seeks only a warm bed and a bowl of chowder, and yet suddenly, unsettlingly, her careful illusion begins to fracture. He soon sails away with Ahab to hunt an infamous white whale, and Evangeline is left to forge a new life from the pieces that remain.

Her choices ripple through generations, across continents, and into the depths of the sea, in a narrative that follows Evangeline and her descendants from mid-nineteenth century Nantucket to Boston, Brazil, Florence, and Idaho. Moving, beautifully written, and elegantly conceived, Wild and Distant Seas takes Moby-Dick as its starting point, but Tara Karr Roberts brings four remarkable women to life in a spellbinding epic all her own.


Where is it happening?

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

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USD 0.00 to USD 40.00

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