Join us for an "In Conversation" event with Scott Wilbanks, discussing The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster. Tea will be served as we all have an opportunity to converse with the author about this book in an informal setting. We recommend you purchase and read the novel before the event, as we will be discussing its contents.
Author Scott Wilbanks graduated summa cum laude from The University of Oklahoma and went on to garner several national titles in the sport of gymnastics. Scott's husband, Mike, is a New Zealander by birth, and the two split their time between the two countries while Scott is at work on his next standalone novel.
This exquisite surprise of a book is part mystery, part historical fiction, and part family story. Annabelle Aster doesn't bow to convention-not even that of space and time-which makes the 1890s Kansas wheat field that has appeared in her modern-day San Francisco garden easy to accept. Even more peculiar is Elsbeth, the truculent schoolmarm who sends Annie letters through the mysterious brass mailbox perched on the picket fence that now divides their two worlds. Annie and Elsbeth's search for an explanation to the hiccup in the universe linking their homes leads to an unsettling discovery-and potential disaster for both of them. Together they must solve the mystery of what connects them before one of them is convicted of a murder that has yet to happen...and yet somehow already did.
"No book can be all things to all readers-but The "Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster" succeeds resoundingly in being many delightful things that one does not ordinarily find tucked into the same cover: mystery, time travel, history, and gentle social commentary. Slyly mysterious, cleverly imaginative, wistfully romantic, and truly unforgettable." - national bestselling author Sophie Littlefield