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Maribelle’s Shadow: Author Event With Susannah Marren (in-person)

Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a moderated conversation with author Susannah Marren, to celebrate her new book, Maribelle’s Shadow.

A compelling tale of betrayal and lies,  Maribelle’s Shadow is a memorable novel about what lurks beneath family loyalty.

The only thing that spreads faster than gossip in Palm Beach is news of a mysterious death. Maribelle, the eldest of the three Barrows sisters, deserves to be envied. Not only for her plum position as editorial director of Palm Beach Confidential, but for her impressive husband, Samuel, and his involvement in the family business. Together, they present themselves as the “it” couple of Palm Beach. She might have even aced her two stunning younger sisters.

But things aren’t always what they seem in Maribelle‘s Shadow (Beaufort Books, June 27, 2023) the new novel by Susannah Marren. When Samuel unexpectedly dies, suspicion around the Barrows family swirls. Suddenly the authenticity of their socially ambitious mother, Lucinda and their lavish existence of mansions, prestige, privilege and couture clothes are in question. Who are the Barrows and what happened to Samuel are the questions neighbors begin to ask.

As their carefully constructed image unravels, each sister realizes she must fend for herself. Yet the pathway out is steep and Samuel’s death casts a long shadow. Until the price of escape is too dear and worth any risk. Until the winner takes all.

Susan Shapiro Barash is an American author of thirteen nonfiction women’s issue books including Tripping the Prom Queen, Toxic Friends, and You’re Grounded Forever, but First Let’s Go Shopping. She writes fiction under her pen name Susannah Marren. Her novels are Between the Tides, A Palm Beach Wife, and A Palm Beach Scandal.  Susan’s books focus on the gender divide, how women are positioned in our society and their innermost feelings about themselves as daughters, mothers, sisters, friends, wives, mothers-in-law, daughters-in-law, rivals, colleagues, and lovers.

Please register so that we can set the community room up with appropriate spacing.

Books will be for sale at this event.


Thursday, June 29
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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