Susannah Marren Chats about her new book "A Palm Beach Scandal"
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About the Event
A Zoom author visit with Susannah Marren chatting with Leslie Bennetts about her page-turning, commanding new novel, A Palm Beach Scandal.
Registration is needed for participation. The Zoom link will be sent one day prior to the event. A Palm Beach Scandal will be published on September 15th.
You can pre-order a copy of A Palm Beach Scandal here and it will be mailed to you after the publication date.
About A Palm Beach Scandal :
From Susannah Marren, author of A Palm Beach Wife, comes her next book set in the exclusive, glamorous world of Palm Beach: A Palm Beach Scandal. Marren follows two sisters as one offers the ultimate selfless act to the other, proving the very meaning of family in this novel of artifice and intrigue.
Veronica and Simon Cutler and their dazzling adult daughters, Elodie and Aubrey, strike an enviable pose, the ultimate Palm Beach family. In a town where social aspirations, wealth and charm prevail – they are transcendent. While the sisters are opposites, they are fiercely loyal to one another. When Elodie receives the shocking news that she is no longer able to conceive a baby, she turns to Aubrey.
Aubrey, a free spirit, isn’t interested in marriage or children, yet when her sister asks her to carry her child, she can’t say no, despite her mother’s warnings. And then one stupefying secret, meant to be buried forever, is unearthed and no one in the Cutler clan can turn back.
As the family is shaken to their core, Aubrey and Elodie must realize their places in the world and the lives they want to lead. In the midst of the unforgiving opulence of Palm Beach, A Palm Beach Scandal is a story for our times. A captivating tale of discovery, sisterhood and love for others where you least expect it.
Susannah Marren is the author of Between the Tides and A Palm Beach Wife and the pseudonym for Susan Shapiro Barash, who has written over a dozen nonfiction books, including Tripping the Prom Queen, Toxic Friends, and You’re Grounded Forever, But First Let’s Go Shopping. For over twenty years she has taught gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College and has guest taught creative nonfiction at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in New York City.
Leslie Bennetts is a veteran journalist who began her newspaper career at The Philadelphia Bulletin, where she won many awards for writing and reporting, and then spent ten years as a reporter at The New York Times. The first woman ever to cover a presidential campaign for The Times, she also covered metropolitan news, City Hall, Style and cultural news in addition to national politics. Bennetts left The Times for Vanity Fair, where she spent 24 years as a contributing editor and wrote many of the magazine’s best-known movie star cover stories as well as investigative articles on subjects ranging from priest pedophilia to the nation’s war against drugs. At the beginning of her career, she was also a reporter for The Washington Star, a radio host and television correspondent in Philadelphia, the executive editor of Popular Dogs Magazine, and editor of a music trade magazine. Bennetts started covering so-called “women’s issues” in the 1970s and has continued to write about women, marriage, and families ever since.
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