BSB: Susannah Marren (Maribelle's Shadow) Weekend Book Signing

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Bank Square Books presents a weekend book signing with Susannah Marren for the book Maribelle's Shadow

book coverAbout the Book

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. 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 wardrobe are in question.

As their carefully constructed image unravels, their tidily placed aspirations are challenged. Each sister realizes she must fend for herself and fight for not only what she longs for, but believes in. For Maribelle, it is the will to rise above the discovery that her husband was not who he seemed. For Caroline, the middle sister, it is facing the fact that she is suffocating from the life she built to please her family. For Raleigh, the youngest, her double life surfaces, threatening her status of wife and young mother.

As each of the Barrows sisters searches for a pathway out, an unexpected power play emerges. Until the price of escape is too dear and worth any risk. Until the winner takes all. 

A compelling tale of betrayal and lies, deception and ambition, Maribelle's Shadow is a memorable novel about what lurks beneath and the price of family loyalty.

About the Author

Susannah Marren is the author of Between the Tides, A Palm Beach Wife and A Palm Beach Scandal and the pseudonym for Susan Shapiro Barash, who has written over a dozen nonfiction books, including Tripping the Prom Queen, Toxic Friends, You're Grounded Forever, But First Let's Go Shopping, and A Passion for More. For her nonfiction she has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Chicago Tribune, Elle, Marie Claire, and has appeared on national television including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS , CNN , and MSNBC. Barash has been a guest on national radio including NPR and Sirius Radio. 

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. Presently she is teaching at the Westport Writers Workshop.

Sunday, July 2, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355
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ISBN: 9780825310294
Availability: Currently On Hand In Store
Published: Beaufort Books - June 27th, 2023

The only thing that spreads faster than gossip in Palm Beach is news of a mysterious death.
As the editorial director of Palm Beach Confidential, Maribelle Walker knows what lurks beneath the glittering facade of the moneyed elite on Florida’s most glamorous coast.