Author Event: Quinn Connor, Cicadas Sing of Summer Graves

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Join us Tuesday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. as Robyn Barrow and Alex Cronin, the writing duo known as "Quinn Connor," discuss their book Cicadas Sing of Summer Graves.

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At turns haunting and breathtaking, Cicadas Sing of Summer Graves explores legacies of love, family, and the ghostly imprint grief leaves behind as three women face the past to bring light to an old Southern town lost deep beneath the surface. Years ago, yellow fever gripped the small lakeside town of Prosper, Arkansas. At the height of that summer swelter, in the wake of an unexpected storm, the dam failed and the valley flooded-drowning the town and everyone trapped inside. The secrets of old Prosper drowned with them. Now, decades later, when a mysterious locked box is pulled from the depths of the lake, three descendants of that long-ago tragedy are hurled into another feverish summer. Cassie: the reclusive sole witness to an impossible horror no one believes. Lark: a wide-eyed dreamer haunted by bizarre visions. June: caught between longing for a fresh start and bearing witness to the ghosts of the past. Bound together, all three must contend with their home's complex history-and with the ruins of the town lost far beneath the troubled water.

Quinn Connor is one pen in two hands, Robyn Barrow and Alex Cronin. Both writers from a young age, Robyn and Alex met at Rhodes College in Memphis and together developed their unique co-writing voice. Robyn is an art historian of the medieval Nordic world, and a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Though often abroad, clambering around in medieval church roofs, Robyn loves writing about her home state of Arkansas. Alex is a Texan living under a Brooklyn zip code, working in PR to fund her writing habit. In her free time, she can be found exploring the city, topping off her tea, and amassing a collection of winter coats.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
5920 R Street
Little Rock, AR 72207
Cicadas Sing of Summer Graves By Quinn Connor Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728263878
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 30th, 2023