Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café, in partnership with HarperCollins, present a virtual book launch in celebration of Beatriz Williams' latest book, Her Last Flight. Beatriz will be in conversation with Deborah Royce (Finding Mrs. Ford). This event will begin at 6 PM on the platform Crowdcast.
Your event ticket includes a signed hardcover copy of Her Last Flight and access to the virtual event on Crowdcast. Your book will be mailed via USPS media mail after the event; to order other books by Beatriz Williams, or Deborah Royce, please click here.
About the Book
The beloved author returns with a remarkable novel of both raw suspense and lyric beauty— the story of a lost pilot and a wartime photographer that will leave its mark on your soul.
In 1947, photographer and war correspondent Janey Everett arrives at a remote surfing village on the Hawaiian island of Kauai to research a planned biography of forgotten aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, who joined the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and never returned. Obsessed with Sam’s fate, Janey has tracked down Irene Lindquist, the owner of a local island-hopping airline, whom she believes might actually be the legendary Irene Foster, Mallory’s onetime student and flying partner. Foster’s disappearance during a round-the-world flight in 1937 remains one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries.
At first, the flinty Mrs. Lindquist denies any connection to Foster. But Janey informs her that the wreck of Sam Mallory’s airplane has recently been discovered in a Spanish desert, and piece by piece, the details of Foster’s extraordinary life emerge: from the beginnings of her flying career in Southern California, to her complicated, passionate relationship with Mallory, to the collapse of her marriage to her aggressive career manager, the publishing scion George Morrow.
As Irene spins her tale to its searing conclusion, Janey’s past gathers its own power. The duel between the two women takes a heartstopping turn. To whom does Mallory rightfully belong? Can we ever come to terms with the loss of those we love, and the lives we might have lived?
About Beatriz Williams
Beatriz Williams is the bestselling author of eleven novels, including The Golden Hour, The Summer Wives, A Hundred Summers, and The Wicked Redhead. A native of Seattle, she graduated from Stanford University and earned an MBA in finance from Columbia University. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.
About Deborah Royce
Deborah Goodrich Royce’s first novel, Finding Mrs. Ford, debuted in 2019 to rave reviews. She divides her time between the northeast and Florida, where she writes, reads, watches lots of movies, and spends time with her family. Deborah serves on the governing and/or advisor boards of the Avon Theatre, the American Film Institute, New York Botanical Garden, the Greenwich International Film Festival, the Greenwich Historical Society, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, the Preservation Society of Newport, and the PRASAD Project. She and her husband have restored more buildings than she can count, including the Ocean House Hotel and the Deer Mountain Inn.
In an earlier life, Deborah was an actress in film and television and a story editor at Miramax Films. Ruby Falls is her second psychological thriller and she owes a debt of gratitude for its inspiration to Daphne du Maurier and Alfred Hitchcock.
About Virtual Events
To attend this virtual event, you will need access to the internet and a computer or other “smart” device to stream the content. The Crowdcast platform streams through your web browser, so you will not need to download any additional software.