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Book Reading & Signing with Lois Ruby

November 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We are so excited to have middle grade writer, Lois Ruby at Star Line Books as she kicks off her book tour for her most recent novel, The Secret Grave. This fantastic new book from Lois Ruby has a great connection to Chattanooga as it takes place just across the state line in Dalton, GA. Ruby is the author of fifteen books for middle-graders and teens, including Steal Away Home, Skin Deep, and The Secret of Laurel Oaks. She and her husband live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the foothills of the awesome Sandia Mountains.

About the Book: 

Hannah and Scooter’s sprawling, ramshackle house is named for the lethal plant that grows in the dark woods behind it. Hannah knows she’s not supposed to explore the forest or nearby Moonlight Lake. But she’s feeling lonely and desperate for an adventure. And there Hannah meets Cady, a mysterious girl who promises everything Hannah’s been missing. Only Cady has a secret:

Cady wants Hannah all to herself.

Soon Cady is copying Hannah’s style so they can be more alike. She lies to Hannah’s friends, insults Scooter, and begs Hannah to break her parents’ rules and sneak out for a midnight swim. Hannah wants to believe Cady’s just a little insecure. But when she discovers a cemetery beyond the lake with an eerily familiar headstone, she must decide whether to trust her new friend or dig for answers that may lead her to a watery grave . . .

What Folks are Saying: 

“An engaging Southern horror tale with plenty of friendship and family drama.”

School Library Journal

“All the ingredients of a great middle-school Gothic read are here…”

 Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books


November 4, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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