CANCELLED Authors Discussion & Signing with Julia Keller / Offsite



Title: Sorrow Road

Auhtor: Julia Keller


In 1944, three young men from a small town in West Virginia are among the American forces participating in D-Day, changing the fortunes of the war with one bold stroke. How is that moment aboard a Navy ship as it barrels toward the Normandy shore related to the death of an old man in an Appalachian nursing home seventy-two years later?

In "Sorrow Road," the latest mystery from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Julia Keller, two stories one set in the turbulent era of World War II and one in the present day are woven together to create a piercingly poignant tale of memory and family, of love and murder.

Bell Elkins, prosecuting attorney in Acker's Gap, West Virginia, is asked by an old acquaintance to look into the death of her beloved father in an Alzheimer's care facility. Did he die of natural causes or was something more sinister to blame? And that's not the only issue with which Bell is grappling: Her daughter Carla has moved back home. But something's not right. Carla is desperately hiding a secret.

Once again, past and present, good and evil, and revenge and forgiveness clash in a riveting story set in the shattered landscape of Acker's Gap, where the skies can seem dark even at high noon, and the mountains lean close to hear the whispered lament of the people trapped in their shadow.

About the Author

JULIA KELLER spent twelve years as a reporter and editor for the" Chicago Tribune," where she won a Pulitzer Prize. A recipient of a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, she was born in West Viriginia and lives in Chicago and Ohio. She is the author of the Bell Elkins series ("A Killing in the Hills, Bitter River, Summer of the Dead").

Event date: 

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event address: 

Oak Park Public Library (Veteran's Room)
834 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
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ISBN: 9781250089588
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 23rd, 2016

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