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May 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
In-Person | Ruby Falls: An Evening with Deborah Goodrich Royce and Emily Liebert
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
An Evening with Deborah Goodrich Royce
in conversation with
(Post Hill Press, $16.99)
Tuesday, May 10, 7 PM ET
About the Book:
Named one of 30 books to read in May 2021 by Zibby Owens for Good Morning America!
Named one of the best books for Mother’s Day by Zibby Owens for The Washington Post!
Like the chilling psychological thriller The Silent Patient, Deborah Goodrich Royce’s Ruby Falls is a nail-biting tale of a fragile young actress, the new husband she barely knows, and her growing suspicion that the secrets he harbors may eclipse her own.
On a brilliantly sunny July day, six-year-old Ruby is abandoned by her father in the suffocating dark of a Tennessee cave. Twenty years later, transformed into soap opera star Eleanor Russell, she is fired under dubious circumstances. Fleeing to Europe, she marries a glamorous stranger named Orlando Montague and keeps her past closely hidden.
Together, Eleanor and Orlando start afresh in LA. Setting up house in a storybook cottage in the Hollywood Hills, Eleanor is cast in a dream role—the lead in a remake of Rebecca. As she immerses herself in that eerie gothic tale, Orlando’s personality changes, ghosts of her past re-emerge, and Eleanor fears she is not the only person in her marriage with a secret.
In this thrilling and twisty homage to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, the story ricochets through the streets of Los Angeles, a dangerous marriage to an exotic stranger, and the mind of a young woman whose past may not release her.
About the Author:
DEBORAH GOODRICH ROYCE made her debut as an author in 2019 with Finding Mrs. Ford. She was an actress in film and television for ten years, and is remembered by soap opera fans for her role as Silver Kane, sister of the legendary Erica Kane, on ABC-TV’s All My Children. She later worked as a story editor for Miramax Films, and was instrumental in the development of such films as Emma, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, and A Wrinkle in Time. With her husband, she restored and reopened the Ocean House Hotel in Watch Hill, RI, the Deer Mountain Inn in Tannersville, NY, and the Avon Theatre, a 1939 landmark in Stamford, CT.
About the Moderator:
EMILY LIEBERT is the author of six books and has been featured on the Today show and in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Ladies’ Home Journal, People, The Washington Post, and many more. Emily lives with her husband and their two sons in Connecticut and Florida.