Winner of the 2017 International Book Award in historical fiction, Serena Burdick is coming to An Unlikely Story! Serena is introducing her sophomore novel, THE GIRLS WITH NO NAMES that explores the deep bonds of sisterhood and paints a portrait of New York City in the early 1900s. At the event, Serena will discuss her books, followed by a Q&A and a signing. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The Tildon sisters are inseparable, and yet could not be more different. Luella is the brave older sister at 16, who would rather be dancing with the gypsies, while Effie, 13, is the quieter and agreeable younger sister, incredibly strong but born with a heart defect and prefers writing stories and daydreaming about the future. When the girls accidentally discover a shocking secret about their father, Luella becomes emboldened to do as she pleases, including giving up ballet and her parents' dream of her being a professional dancer. But rebellion comes with consequences, and one morning Luella is mysteriously gone. Without a note or trace of her sister's whereabouts, Effie suspects their father has made good on his threat to send Luella to the House of Mercy, a work house for unwanted girls, and hatches a plan to get herself committed to save her sister. However, her plan falls short when she realizes Luella isn't there and with no one to believe her story, Effie's escape seems impossible — unless she can trust an enigmatic girl named Mable. As their fates entwine, Mable and Effie must rely on each other and their friendship to endure and survive.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Serena Burdick graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in California before moving to New York City to pursue a degree in English Literature at Brooklyn College. Author of Girl in the Afternoon, she lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.