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Robin Black will be appearing at Browseabout to discuss her debut novel, Life Drawing.

Black is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, a finalist for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including O: The Oprah Magazine and The New York Times Magazine.

In Life Drawing, Augusta and Owen have moved to the country to live a quiet life, Gus as a painter, Owen as a writer. They have left behind the city, and its associations to a troubled past, devoting their days to each other and their art. But beneath the surface of this tranquil existence lies the heavy truth of Gus’s past betrayal, an affair that ended, but that quietly haunts Owen, Gus and their marriage.

When Alison Hemmings, a beautiful British divorcée, moves in next door, Gus, feeling lonely and isolated, finds herself drawn to Alison, and as their relationship deepens, the lives of the three neighbors become more and more tightly intertwined. With the arrival of Alison’s daughter Nora, the emotions among them grow so intense that even the slightest misstep has the potential to do irrevocable harm to them all.

Black will be reading a piece from Life Drawing, as well as discussing the writing process and how her career began. Questions from the audience are encouraged. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 23rd at 5:00 PM. It is free and open to the public; no registration is required. As always, if you are unable to attend, we are happy to hold a signed copy for you. For more information, call 302-226-2665.

We are now accepted preorders for The Boardwalk!

A fortune-telling machine with a mind of its own, professional killers hanging out by the hotel pool, granny run amok in Funland… What’s happened to Rehoboth? Some very talented writers have created a book of great beach reads, that’s what.

Liane Hansen, a National Public Radio personality who was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the book, says "I love these stories. Now when I sit on a white bench and people-watch, I'm reminded that there is more to the Rehoboth boardwalk than meets the eye."

The stories featured in this new book were selected through the Rehoboth Beach Reads contest, held by Cat & Mouse Press, which aims to showcase regional writers while creating a great book for summer reading. Though not all the authors live in Rehoboth, each story was required to have a strong connection to the area. A panel of judges selected the best entries, which are now being published in a professionally designed paperback book.

Last year's release from Cat & Mouse Press, The Beach House, was Browseabout's bestselling book for the summer of 2014, and is available for purchase now.

The official launch party for The Boardwalk will be held on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 PM. Preorder your copy now!