Alice LaPlante, author of the Changing Hands staff favorite Turn of Mind, returns with her second novel A Circle of Wives.
When Dr. John Taylor is found dead in a hotel room in his hometown, Detective Samantha Adams, whose Palo Alto beat usually covers small-town crimes, is innocently thrown into a high-profile murder case that is more intricately intertwined than she could ever imagine. A renowned plastic surgeon, a respected family man, and an active community spokesman, Dr. Taylor was loved and admired. But hidden from the public eye, he led a secret life — in fact, multiple lives. A closeted polygamist, Dr. Taylor was married to three very different women in three separate cities. And when these three unsuspecting women show up at his funeral, suspicions run high. Adams soon finds herself tracking down a murderer through a web of lies and marital discord. EVENT DETAILS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- TICKET (admits two) is free when you purchase A Circle of Wives from Changing Hands Bookstore.
- Letter groups (printed on top of ticket) will be called at 6pm to fill seats and designated standing room. If available, seating and standing room opens to those without tickets at 6:45pm.
- Space cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
- Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group after the presentation. Those without tickets may get their books signed after ticket-holders, if time allows.
- Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.
ALICE LAPLANTE is an award-winning writer of both fiction and nonfiction. She teaches creative writing at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer. She also teaches in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. Her fiction has been widely published in Epoch
, Southwestern Review
, and other literary journals. Alice is the author of five books, including the Los Angeles Times
best seller, Method and Madness: The Making of a Story
. She lives with her family in Northern California.