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January 24, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In Person: An Evening With Susannah Marren


Books & Books


January 24, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Books & Books Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Books & Books presents…



Maribelle’s Shadow

(Beaufort Books, $16.95)

Wednesday, January 24th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Susannah Marren discussing her new book Maribelle’s Shadow (Beaufort Books, $16.95).

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

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. Or does she?

When her adored and impressive husband, Samuel, dies suddenly, the secrets and lies between Maribelle and her sisters rise to the surface. Compounding the anguish, the authenticity of their socially ambitious mother and lavish lifestyle of mansions, privilege and couture clothes is thrown into doubt.

As their carefully constructed image unravels, each sister realizes she must fend for herself. The pathway out is steep and worth any risk. Until the winner takes all.

From a nationally renowned observer of women’s relationships comes Maribelle’s Shadow, a compelling tale of deception and family loyalt


About the Author:

Susannah Marren is the author of Between the TidesA 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.