Rosalind Brackenbury with Joseph Olshan - Without Her (Corte Madera Store)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

In Conversation with Joseph Olshan

When her old friend Hannah doesn't show up at her house in the south of France, everyone assumes that Claudia—who has known Hannah since their shared years at boarding school—will know where she is and what has happened. But as Claudia travels from the USA to France to help Hannah’s husband and children conduct their search, she is forced to deal with her old jealousy of Hannah, as well as her own relationship in the present with her French lover, Alexandre. As events unfold, Claudia begins to wonder if Hannah and Alexandre may have had an affair and if that has had something to do with Hannah's mysterious disappearance. Without Her is an exquisitely written, Ferrante-esque novel in which the question of whether or not Hannah will come back becomes urgent and bewildering. And if she doesn't come back, what will the lives of her friends and family be without her?

Poet and novelist Rosalind Brackenbury is the author of Becoming George Sand, Paris Still Life, The Third Swimmer, and The Lost Love Letters of Henri Fournier. A former writer-in-residence at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, she has also served as poet laureate of Key West, teaching poetry workshops. She has attended the yearly Key West Literary Seminar as both panelist and moderator. Born in London, Rosalind lived in Scotland and France before moving to the United States. Her 2016 novel, The Third Swimmer was a 2016 INDIES Silver Winner in adult General Fiction. She now lives in Key West, Florida, with her American husband. Her latest poetry collection Invisible Horses is due out from Hanging Loose Press, NY, in May 2019.

Joseph Olshan is the author of ten novels, the first of which, Clara's Heart, was made into a feature film starring Whoopie Goldberg.  He has contributed reviews and essays to the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Times of London, The Observer and other publications.  He is the editorial director of Delphinium Books, a literary publisher distributed by HarperCollins. His latest book is Black Diamond Fall.

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Without Her Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781883285791
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Published: Delphinium - July 23rd, 2019

When her old friend Hannah doesn't show up at her house in the south of France, everyone assumes that Claudia, who has known Hannah since their shared years at boarding school, will know where she is, and what has happened.


Black Diamond Fall Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781947993730
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Published: Polis Books - August 12th, 2019

From the acclaimed author of CLARA'S HEART and CLOUDLAND comes a rich, literary mystery based and united by two real events that occurred at Middlebury College; the disappearance of a student during winter break; and the vandalism of the Robert Frost Homestead located on one of the outer campuses.