Monday, August 6, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis author and UMSL alum Denise Pattiz Bogard, who will sign and discuss her new novel, After Elise!
After Elise is a novel about unexpected tragedy and how it changes the lives of a dysfunctional family while demonstrating that patience, understanding and forgiveness bring hope. Teri Berger’s car skids in the rain, killing twenty-year-old Elise and leaving Teri reeling with guilt and the rest of her family in disarray as they struggle to adjust to this new reality. Already strained family relationships are tested, and Teri’s marriage suffers, her son withdraws, and her daughter faces a heartbreaking decision. After Elise confronts readers with the most everyday tragedy—an accident that could happen to anyone—and its effects, changing the lives forever of everyone involved.
"In this shattering novel, a generous impulse gone terribly wrong sends two families spiraling down into despair and facing a steep climb back to higher ground. Denise Bogard has written her heart out on this story." —Jacquelyn Mitchard (The Deep End of the Ocean)
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of After Elise from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Click here to pre-order your copy!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.