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Galveston Monthly

Book Signing at Galveston Bookshop

Jul 01, 2019 02:16PM

Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing on Saturday, July 13 from 3-5pm for local author Ann Weisgarber and her latest novel, The Glovemaker. In the wilds of the Utah Territory, in 1888, thirty-seven-year-old Deborah Tyler waits for her husband, Samuel, to return home from his travels as a wheelwright. It is now the depths of winter, Samuel is weeks overdue, and Deborah is getting worried.

  Deborah lives in Junction apart from the outside world, and when a desperate stranger who is pursued by a Federal Marshal shows up on her doorstep, it sets in motion a chain of events that will turn her life upside down. When the Marshal is critically injured, Deborah and her husband’s best friend, Nels Anderson, are faced with life and death decisions that question their faith, humanity, and both of their futures.

  Ann lives in Galveston and is also author of The Promise, set in Galveston prior to the 1900 storm, and The Personal History of Rachel DuPree. She was nominated for the UK's Orange Prize, the Orange Award for New Writers, and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. In the United States, she won the Stephen Turner Award for New Fiction and the Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction.

  Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23rd Street. For more information call 409.750.8200 or visit www.GalvestonBookshop.com.