Join Books Inc. in Berkeley for an evening celebrating She Writes Press's debut novelists Cathy Zane, sharing her compelling novel, Better Than This; and E.C. Frey, discussing her lyrical thriller, Entangled Moon.
About Better Than This: Sometimes the most enviable life is really a private hell. On the surface, Sarah Jenkins appears to have it all: a handsome, wealthy and successful husband, a precocious five-year-old daughter, and a beautiful home in an affluent Seattle neighborhood. Her quirky best friend and fellow high school teacher, Maggie, marvels at her luck--and envies her happiness. But Sarah is far from happy. She feels empty and on edge, harangued by a critical inner voice--and as the truth about her marriage and details of her past emerge, her "perfect" life begins to crumble. But just when it seems all is lost, a long forgotten, unopened letter changes everything, and with the support of friends, Sarah begins to rebuild her life. Can she quiet the critical voice in her head and learn to value herself instead?
About Entangled Moon: It only takes one moment to change everything. Long ago, Heather left her old life behind. Now, she has everything: a marriage to a handsome executive, a managerial human resources position in a powerful multinational, and a beautiful daughter. And she will do anything to keep it that way. But everything has a price. When a bullet ends the life of another woman--an ex-employee whom Heather helped fire--it sets off a chain of events that jeopardizes everything for which Heather has worked. Events of Heather's past soon collide with her company's wrongdoings, and she must risk everything to expose them. But all she's ever known is the peril of being visible. Frightened and desperate, Heather calls upon her constant childhood friends--friends who long ago saved her from a life of pain--and, together, they will once again face the events of a traumatic night that each has sought to forget. Because sometimes the only ones who can save you are those with whom you share your deepest and darkest secrets--those who know that fear is the price of silence.