Virtual Talk with TaraShea Nesbit, author of BEHELD—a most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Vogue

Virtual Talk with TaraShea Nesbit, author of BEHELD—a most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Vogue

July 16th 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Something positive about staying home? So many amazing authors are having virtual book tours, which gives Hub City patrons access to more authors!

Join us for an amazing virtual conversation with TaraShea Nesbit, author of Beheld—a most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Vogue, Medium, and LitHub, on May 19th at 3PM (ET). Purchase the book from Hub City here, and receive the event access information. “Beheld” will be shipped right to your door! Please contact with any questions regarding attendence to this virtual event. 


Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit

400 years after the pilgrims landed at Plymouth comes a story
newly told from the viewpoint of the women settlers.


“Nesbit (The Wives of Los Alamos) cleverly recasts pilgrim history in this deeply enjoyable novel of murder in Plymouth Colony, Mass ... Fans of Miriam Toews’s Women Talking will eagerly devour this gripping historical.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Restoring women’s voices, primarily through Alice and Eleanor, adds a new and welcome dimension to our history, made more vivid by solid research and clear, concise prose. In Nesbit’s hands, history once again comes alive.” —Booklist


From the bestselling author of The Wives of Los Alamos comes the riveting story of a stranger's arrival in the fledgling colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts-and a crime that shakes the divided community to its core.

Ten years after the Mayflower pilgrims arrived on rocky, unfamiliar soil, Plymouth is not the land its residents had imagined. Seemingly established on a dream of religious freedom, in reality the town is led by fervent puritans who prohibit the residents from living, trading, and worshipping as they choose. By the time an unfamiliar ship, bearing new colonists, appears on the horizon one summer morning, Anglican outsiders have had enough.

With gripping, immersive details and exquisite prose, TaraShea Nesbit reframes the story of the pilgrims in the previously unheard voices of two women of very different status and means. She evokes a vivid, ominous Plymouth, populated by famous and unknown characters alike, each with conflicting desires and questionable behavior. 

Suspenseful and beautifully wrought, Beheld is about a murder and a trial, and the motivations-personal and political-that cause people to act in unsavory ways. It is also an intimate portrait of love, motherhood, and friendship that asks: Whose stories get told over time, who gets believed-and subsequently, who gets punished?


TARASHEA NESBIT is the author of The Wives of Los Alamos, which was a national bestseller, a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize, and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and the winner of two New Mexico- Arizona Book Awards. Her writing has been featured in Granta, Ninth Letter, the Guardian, Fourth Genre, Salon, and elsewhere. She earned a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Denver. She is an assistant professor at Miami University and lives in Oxford, Ohio with her family.


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