Do you love literary fiction about life, love, and family? If so, this book event is for you. Join us in the Bookshop at 6pm on Tuesday, August 16th as we welcome author Leslie Hooton for a reading and signing of her most recent novel, After Everyone Else. The novel follows protagonist Bailey Edgeworth as she navigates marriage, motherhood, and murder—revealing, along the way, the breadth of forgiveness, the resilience of love, and the bonds of family.
This event is free and open to all, but save your seat and your copy of the book with an RSVP!
From the acclaimed author of Before Anyone Else comes a captivating new novel about the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.
Bailey thought she’d gotten her happy ending. She is married to the man she loves, she has started a family, and her design business is flourishing. But when Bailey’s ex-husband, a famous TV chef, is found murdered with her DNA all over his apartment and body, she is suddenly facing murder charges in a high-profile case. Already burdened by the demands and challenges of marriage, motherhood, and her career, Bailey now must do everything she can to prove her innocence. But it’s the ones she thought would surely be on her side—her enigmatic lawyer and her husband—who might be doubting her innocence the most.
Alternating between the past and present, After Everyone Else chronicles the grip of the past, the challenges of forgiveness, and the resilient love we save for the person we love after everyone else.
Leslie Hooton is many things: a fabulous friend, a powerful speaker, a flower enthusiast, and a lover of language. Her debut novel, Before Anyone Else, garnered a Zibby nomination. Leslie’s second novel, The Secret of Rainy Days, was a book club favorite, and After Everyone Else is her third novel.
Leslie attended the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and studied with Alice McDermott, Jill McCorkle, and Richard Bausch. Growing up in a small Alabama town, Leslie went on to earn her B.A. and M.A. from Auburn University and J.D. from Samford University. She became intrigued by people and discovered everyone has their own unique stories. Leslie currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is at work on her next novel.