Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books presents suspense author Laura Benedict, who will sign and discuss her third Bliss House novel, The Abandoned Heart.
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Abandoned Heart from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
In Old Gate, Virginia, stands a grand house built by Randolph Bliss, a charming New York carpetbagger who, in 1878, shook off dire warnings to build his home elsewhere. For the ground beneath Bliss House is tainted with the kind of tragedy that curses generations. His first and second wives, and his young Japanese mistress, Kiku, bear witness to Randolph’s growing insanity with stories of his cruel manipulations and their desperate struggles to find happiness for themselves and their children. Spanning half a century, The Abandoned Heart is the prequel to Charlotte’s Story and Bliss House, forming a trilogy of southern Gothic novels in which one haunted house begets haunted lives that echo over centuries.
"Benedict's writing is lush and seamless, catapulting the reader into the gripping story from the opening line and holding them, taut and breathless, to the very last." —JT Ellison
Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.
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