We invite you to meet author Susannah Marren as she discusses and signs copies of her new novel, A Palm Beach Wife, on Tuesday, June 11th at 2:00 PM.
Susan Shapiro Barash is an established writer of thirteen nonfiction women’s issue books including, Tripping the Prom Queen, Toxic Friends and You're Grounded Forever But First Let's Go Shopping and fiction under her pen name Susannah Marren.
Her books focus on the gender divide, how women are positioned in our society and their innermost feelings about themselves as daughters, mothers, sisters, friends, wives, mothers-in-law, daughters-in-law, rivals, colleagues and lovers.
Susan has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Chicago Tribune, Elle, ‘O’, and Marie Claire. She has appeared on national television including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC. She has been a guest on NPR and Sirius Radio and speaking appearances include Credit Suisse, Bayer Diagnostics, UBS, United Way and the Society of the Four Arts. Several of her titles have been optioned by Lifetime and HBO.
About A Palm Beach Wife:
At Faith’s couture designer consignment shop on famed Worth Avenue, her daughter Katherine affixes to every item—Birkin bags, Hermes scarves, Buccellati earrings and Judith Leiber minaudieures— snippets of fables and fairy tales. She carefully matches each tale to the jewelry or bag, but soon the stories begin to foreshadow secrets and betrayals that fester beneath the surface.
Things begin to implode on the eve of the winter season, when Faith learns of her husband’s impending scandal. As this threatens to unravel her world, her own lifelong deception comes to light. Scrambling desperately to save her family, Faith must confront the haunting truth about what she left behind, her buried regret, and the demons that haunt her still. Amid the lush exterior and surreptitious interior, Marren creates intriguing characters, each invested in living the Palm Beach life, where the price of escape and the price of belonging are equally steep.