AFTERMATH is now available ....
A tale of one survivor whose life was altered forever by the disaster of March 18th, 1937, AFTERMATH begins more than forty years later, in 1978. Delys Lithingate, now a retired teacher and poet, recalls details of the dreadful day when she lost her mother and many of her schoolmates, and barely escaped with her life. In trying to make sense of it all, she reflects not only on the tragedy itself but on the misguided actions by certain officials, cloaked in secrecy, that led to it.
She also reexamines decisions she made while struggling to put her life back together—choices that appeared foregone at the time, yet in the end further complicated the effects of the great loss she suffered; and, most regrettably, led her to squander the one great romance of her life.
As she weighs both the sorrows and rewards of the life she ultimately forged for herself as an adult, she comes to terms with the reality that, for her, the tragedy in New London can never be overcome; only, in small but significant ways, redeemed.
For more information about Ms. Morris's new novel, please go to www.AftermathTheNovel.com.
Here is a calendar of upcoming readings/book signings for AFTERMATH:
Saturday, September 24th, 3-5 p.m., Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, Texas
Sunday, October 2nd, 3-5 p.m., Idylwood, East End, Houston, Texas
Tuesday, October 4th, 12:00 noon, McMillan Memorial Library, Overton, Texas
Thursday, October 13th, 1-4 p.m., Tyler Public Library, Tyler, Texas
Friday, October 14th, East Texas Historical Association fall meeting, Nacogdoches, Texas
Saturday, October 22nd, Diboll, Texas Public Library Book Fest (featured speaker)
Saturday, October 29th, Walden on Lake Houston, Humble, Texas
Thursday, November 3rd, Palestine Public Library
Sunday, November 13th, Trinity Episcopal Church, Baytown, Texas
Sunday, December 4th, 2:00 to 4:00, Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, Texas
Saturday, December 10th, 1 - 3p.m., The Antique Trunk gift shop, Crosby, Texas
If you would like to attend any of these events, please contact Ms. Morris at: SuzanneMorris93@msn.com
Meantime, if you would like to know a bit more about how AFTERMATH came to be, I invite you to click on the “Blog” tab.
-- Gazette Telegraph, Colorado Springs
-- Publishers Weekly"Imaginative gusto... feverish... seductive"
-- Harper's Bookletter
-- Library Journal