The Sophia Institute presents
The Shark Club
by Ann Kidd Taylor
Special introduction by Award Winning Author Sue Monk Kidd
Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Reception to Follow
Lance Hall, 150 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401
The event is free. Register here.
Co-Sponsored by the College of Charleston
Friends of the Library
The Sophia Institute is happy to celebrate Ann Kidd Taylor and her first novel, The Shark Club. Also, award winning author, Sue Monk Kidd, will make a special introduction of her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor.
The Shark Club is a novel about love, loss, and sharks by the New York Times bestselling coauthor of the memoir Traveling with Pomegranates. Set against the intoxicating backdrop of palm trees, blood orange sunsets, calypso bands, and key lime pies, The Shark Club is a love story, an environmental mystery, and an exploration of a woman’s mysterious kinship with the sea and the sharks that inhabit it. Reception to follow. The Shark Club copies will be available for purchase. Ann will be happy to autograph your copies. This is a tuition-free event. Registration is for attendance count and planning only.
More about The Shark Club
Library Journal 05/01/2017
At age 12, Maeve Donnelly experienced her first kiss, her first “I love you,” and a gruesome shark bite. Now 30, marine biologist Maeve travels the world studying sharks. In between expeditions, she visits home. Though she only has a slight physical scar from the shark attack, Maeve has plenty of psychological scars in her past, including betrayal by Daniel, her first love, and her friend Robin, who wrote a novel that’s the exact story of Maeve’s broken love life. Staying in her grandmother’s book-themed hotel, where Daniel is the chef, Maeve feels drawn to him and his charming daughter. Meanwhile, a large, grisly shark-finning operation is operating right under her nose. Maeve must come to terms with Robin’s deception, as well as reconcile her feelings for Daniel. Memoirist Taylor (Traveling with Pomegranates) makes a relatively successful first fiction outing. Though the mystery of the finning operation is too neatly and quickly resolved, and secondary characters, while developed, lack substance, the author has written a very readable and pleasant novel. VERDICT Maeve’s passion for sharks is eloquent and contagious. A beach read with depth, but maybe not for reading on the actual beach.—Brooke Bolton, Boonville-Warrick Cty. P.L., IN