Kelly Mustian: The Girls in the Stilt House


Join us for a night of southern delight on Thursday, April 22 at 7pm EST! Listen to a conversation with author Kelly Mustian (The Girls in the Stilt House) and Elizabeth of Titcomb's Bookshop. You may ask questions in the Q&A section. 

Set in 1920s Mississippi, this debut Southern novel weaves a beautiful and harrowing story of two teenage girls cast in an unlikely partnership through murder--perfect for readers of Where the Crawdads Sing and If the Creek Don't Rise.

Ada promised herself she would never go back to the Trace, to her hard life on the swamp and her harsh father. But now, after running away to Baton Rouge and briefly knowing a different kind of life, she finds herself with nowhere to go but back home. And she knows there will be a price to pay with her father.

Matilda, daughter of a sharecropper, is from the other side of the Trace. Doing what she can to protect her family from the whims and demands of some particularly callous locals is an ongoing struggle. She forms a plan to go north, to pack up the secrets she's holding about her life in the South and hang them on the line for all to see in Ohio.

As the two girls are drawn deeper into a dangerous world of bootleggers and moral corruption, they must come to terms with the complexities of their tenuous bond and a hidden past that links them in ways that could cost them their lives.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

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ISBN: 9781728217710
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - April 6th, 2021

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ISBN: 9781728245751
Availability: In stock at our warehouse - Ships in 5-12 business days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - April 6th, 2021