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Susanna Kearsley

Jacques du Toit

Jack & Katrina McNerney

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Susanna Kearsley is a former museum curator, known for her meticulous research and far-flung locations, who loves restoring the lost voices of real people to the page, interweaving historical intrigue with modern adventure. Her books, published in translation in more than 20 countries, have won the Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize, a RITA Award, and National Readers’ Choice Awards, and have finaled for the UK’s Romantic Novel of the Year and the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. She lives in Canada, by the shores of Lake Ontario. Her latest novel—the USA Today best-selling "Bellewether"—was released this past summer.

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Susanna Kearsley
"Bellewether" - It's late summer, war is raging, and families are torn apart by divided loyalties and deadly secrets. In this complex and dangerous time, a young French Canadian lieutenant is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, an unwilling and unwelcome guest. As he begins to pitch in with the never-ending household tasks and farm chores, Jean-Philippe de Sabran finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Slowly, Lydia Wilde comes to lean on Jean-Philippe, true soldier and gentleman, until their lives become inextricably intertwined. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind slowly unveil the true story.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Fiction / Literature

Author: Susanna Kearsley
Keeping History Fresh
Susanna Kearsley, Kristina McMorris and Susan Meissner are best-selling novelists who escort modern readers back to days gone by. Reading their words, we all become time travelers. Where will they take us today?!

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Susanna Kearsley, Kristina McMorris, Susan Meissner
Moderator: Anne Spieth
Transported By Words
Susanna Kearsley, Reese Kwon and Shobha Rao will explore the art of transporting a reader to a new location by seamlessly weaving in lush descriptions and cultural details. A subtle touch can turn the setting into its own character.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fiction / Literature

Panelists: Susanna Kearsley, R.O. Kwon, Shobha Rao
Moderator: Victoria Salajko

Fiction / Literature
August 2018
ISBN 9781492637134
448 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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"I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters--sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"-- DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Outlander "The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew; but we all learned, by the end of it, that secrets aren't such easy things to keep. More/less

A Desperate Fortune
Fiction / Literature
April 2015
ISBN 9781492602026
$16.99, INSTORE
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