Authors Live!: Jacquelyn Mitchard
The Authors Live series will present Jacquelyn Mitchard, who will talk about her new novel, Two If by Sea.
The author who gave us The Deep End of the Ocean writes an unforgettable novel about a former police officer who lost his wife and family in the Christmas Eve tsunami in Brisbane. Just hours after this tragic event, American expat and former police officer Frank Mercy goes out to join his volunteer rescue unit and pulls a little boy from a submerged car, saving the child’s life with only seconds to spare. In that moment, Frank’s own life is transformed. Not quite knowing why, Frank sidesteps the law, when, instead of turning Ian over to the Red Cross, he takes the boy home to the Midwestern farm where he grew up. Not long into their journey, Frank begins to believe that Ian has an extraordinary, impossible telepathic gift; but his only wish is to protect the deeply frightened child.
The 7 pm event is free and open to the public. A 6 pm reception, by reservation only, is $30 per person and includes a copy of the book. For more information and reservations, call 214-523-2240 or go to www.hpumc.org. Books will be available for purchase and there will be a book signing following the program.