Author event with Ann Kidd Taylor
Wed, Jun 14 6:30 pm
Parnassus Books welcomes Ann Kidd Taylor as she reads and signs The Shark Club. Ann Kidd Taylor first broke into the literary scene in 2009 with the New York Times bestselling book Traveling with Pomegranates, a memoir she co-wrote with her mother, Sue Monk Kidd. Now Taylor returns with her debut novel, The Shark Club. Taylor’s protagonist is Maeve Donnelly, who has two fateful encounters one afternoon in 1988, both of which will shape the trajectory of the rest of her life. As the twelve-year-old wades into the Gulf of Mexico, she is followed both by Daniel, the boy of her dreams, and a blacktip shark which will reshape those dreams from this point on. Moments after she and Daniel share their first kiss, the shark bites her leg, pulls her under water, and lets her go, sparking Maeve’s lifelong fascination with sharks.