Cynthia Newberry Martin - Tidal Flats

at Wrecking Bar on 09/10/2019, 07:00 pm
author photo book jacket
  
 
"Atlanta", GA
 
"681-5128"
 
"http://www.acappellabooks.com"
At the first of two September editions of our Writers at the Wrecking Bar series, Columbus, Georgia author Cynthia Newberry Martin will discuss her debut novel, "Tidal Flats," a vivid and insightful portrait of the complexities of marriage. Martin will appear in conversation with Alison Law, host of the Literary Atlanta podcast. Kim Ware of Atlanta's the Good Graces with perform a short set before the author conversation. This event is free and open to the public. About the Book This is the story of a marriage. Mary Cassatt Miller falls for famous photojournalist Ethan Graham. But it's complicated. For months at a time, Ethan's work takes him to Afghanistan, and Cass, who's passionate about her job in Atlanta, wants a husband who comes home at night. Then, there's the issue of family--he wants one; she doesn't. What they do want is a life together, so Ethan agrees that after three years, he will stop traveling--whether Cass agrees to children or not. But for Cass, who grew up with a mother who didn't want her and a father who was never home, even thinking about children is troubling. Now, nine weeks before their third anniversary, Cass wonders whether Ethan will try to squeeze in one final trip to Afghanistan. When he does, she's unsure if he will ever give up the work he loves. And if he won't, well, she will not repeat the life her parents had. As the clock counts down, it doesn't help that Singer, the artist-bartender, is always in Atlanta, and the enthralling Setara, the subject of Ethan's most famous photograph, is also his business partner. Then, a new danger in Afghanistan changes everything. In this elegant and honest debut novel, Cass and Ethan must navigate that fine line between the things they want for themselves and the life they want together, and it appears that Cass will have to choose one or the other. About the Author Cynthia Newberry Martin grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. After first practicing law, she earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her website features the "How We Spend Our Days" series for writers. She lives in Columbus, Georgia, with her husband, and in Provincetown in a little house by the water. "Tidal Flats" is her first novel. About Writers at the Wrecking Bar A Cappella Books presents Writers at the Wrecking Bar, a series of live author interview events showcasing some of the country’s freshest voices in literary and contemporary fiction, presented at our neighborhood brewpub. Each program includes writers in conversation with an arbiter of Atlanta’s book scene, giving the audience a chance to experience and participate in the Q&A, and get a signed copy of the book. Select events will feature performances by notable local musicians. Held upstairs in the Marianna Room of the Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Writers at the Wrecking Bar hosts a cash bar with signature cocktails inspired by the books, starting at 7 p.m. The author conversation and book signing follow at 7:30 p.m.

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