*CANCELED* -- Lee Smith & Daniel Wallace Book Talk and Signing
Wed May 03 2023 at 02:00 pm
1175 Woods Crossing Rd,Greenville,29607,US | Greenville, SC
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Join authors Lee Smith & Daniel Wallace for a book talk and signing!
Join authors Lee Smith and Daniel Wallace for a book talk and signing at Wine & Design on Wednesday, May 3rd at 2pm to celebrate their latest books, Silver Alert and This Isn't Going to End Well. The event will be moderated by music and culture writer Terry Barr.
There are three ticket options for this event. A $32 ticket admits one to the event and includes a copy of either Silver Alert or This Isn't Going to End Well. You can also purchase a $61 ticket that admits one to the event and includes both books. Additional books can be ordered on our website or purchased at the event while supplies last.
If you're unable to attend, signed copies of the authors' books can be purchased on our website.
Tickets can be purchased online through Wednesday, May 3rd, at noon. Refunds can be requested up until the ticket cutoff. At-the-door tickets and books will be available as space allows.
This funny and endearing novel of family, secrets, and aging follows an elderly man who heads off on a joyride with a new young friend—who may have some secrets of her own.
A driving force in literature, the one and only Lee Smith returns with a road trip novel, a story full of hope and humor about not going away quietly—at any age.
Aging Herb’s charmed life with his dear wife, Susan, in their Key West house is coming undone. Susan now needs constant care, and Herb is in denial about his own ailing health. The one bright spot is the arrival of an endlessly optimistic manicurist calling herself Renee. She sings to Susan during manicures, gets her to paint, and brings her a sense of contentment.
But then Herb and Susan’s adult children arrive to stage an intervention on their stubborn, independent father, and as a consequence, Renee’s gig with Susan—and her grand plans for her own life—start to unravel as well. So much had seemed as if it could change for Renee, who is not the happy, uncomplicated young girl she pretends to be. She is actually named Dee Dee, and she’s fleeing a dark past.
And Herb can’t just let go of all that he has ever had. So, he suggests one last joy ride in his Porsche. And the two take off north out of Key West, soon setting off a Silver Alert. As the unlikely friendship between Herb and Dee Dee deepens, we see how as one life is closing down, another opens up.
In this buoyant novel, the masterful Smith asks: What do we deserve? And how do we make it our own? Sometimes, you just have to seize the wheel.
Fans of Smith’s many books in her storied, bestselling career won’t want to miss her newest novel. And readers of novels like Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes will adore Silver Alert.
About the Author:
Lee Smith is the author of fourteen novels, including Fair and Tender Ladies , Oral History , Saving Grace , and Guests on Earth , as well as four collections of short stories, including Me and My Baby View the Eclipse and News of the Spirit . Her novel The Last Girls was a New York Times bestseller as well as a co-winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. A retired professor of English at North Carolina State University, she has received an Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Literature.
In this powerful memoir, the bestselling author of Big Fish tries to come to terms with the life and death of his multi-talented longtime friend and brother-in-law, who had been his biggest hero and inspiration, in a poignant, lyrical, and moving memoir.
If we’re lucky, we all encounter at least one person whose life elevates and inspires our own. For acclaimed novelist Daniel Wallace, he had one hero and inspiration for so much of what followed: his longtime friend and brother-in-law William Nealy. Seemingly perfect, impossibly cool, William was James Dean, Clint Eastwood, and MacGyver all rolled into one, an acclaimed outdoorsman, a famous cartoonist, an accomplished author, a master of all he undertook, William was the ideal that Daniel sought to emulate.
But when William took his own life at age 48, Daniel was left first grieving, and then furious with the man who broke his and his sister’s hearts. That anger led him to commit a grievous act of his own, a betrayal that took him down a dark path into the tortured recesses of William’s past. Eventually, a new picture of William emerged, of a man with too many secrets and too much shame to bear.
This Isn’t Going to End Well is Daniel Wallace’s first foray into nonfiction. Part love story, part true crime, part a desperate search for the self and how little we really can know another, This Isn’t Going to End Well tells an intimate and moving story of what happens when we realize our heroes are human.
About the Author:
Daniel Wallace is the author of six novels, including Big Fish , which was adapted and released as a movie and a Broadway musical. His novels have been translated into over three-dozen languages. His essays and interviews have been published in The Bitter Southerner , Garden & Gun , Poets & Writers and Our State magazine, where he was, for a short time, the barbecue critic. His short stories have appeared in over fifty magazines and periodicals. He was awarded the Harper Lee Award, given to a nationally recognized Alabama writer who has made a significant lifelong contribution to Alabama letters. He was inducted into the Alabama Literary Hall of Fame in 2022. He is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This Isn’t Going to End Well is his first book of nonfiction.
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Where is it happening?1175 Woods Crossing Rd,Greenville,29607,US, United States
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
USD 32.00 to USD 61.00