Author Event: Margot Livesey presents "The Road from Belhaven"

Event date: 
02/08/2024 - 7:00pm

Margot Livesey, author of The Boy in the Field and The Flight of Gemma Hardy, joins us to discuss her new novel, The Road from Belhaven, about a young woman whose gift of second sight complicates her coming of age in late-nineteenth-century Scotland. Margot will be in conversation with Suzanne Berne, author of The Blue Window.

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ABOUT THE ROAD FROM BELHAVEN

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy, a novel about a young woman whose gift of second sight complicates her coming of age in late 19th century Scotland.

Growing up in the care of her grandparents on Belhaven farm, Lizzie Craig discovers as a small child that she can see into the future. But her gift is selective—she doesn’t, for instance, see that she has an older sister who will come to join the family. As her “pictures” foretell various incidents and accidents, in time she begins to realize a painful truth: she may glimpse the future, but she can seldom change it.

Nor can Lizzie change the feelings that come when a young man named Louis, visiting Belhaven for the harvest, begins to court her. Why have the adults around her not revealed that the touch of a hand can change everything? After following Louis to Glasgow, though, she learns the limits of his devotion. Faced with a seemingly impossible choice, she makes a terrible mistake. But her second sight may allow her a second chance.

Luminous and transporting, The Road from Belhaven once again displays “the marvelous control of a writer who conjures equally well the tangible, sensory world . . . and the mysteries, stranger and wilder, that flicker at the border of that world.” (The Boston Globe)

 

ABOUT MARGOT LIVESEY

Margot Livesey was born and grew up on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. She is the author of a collection of stories and nine other novels, including Eva Moves the Furniture, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, Mercury, and The Boy in the Field. She has received awards from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute. She lives in Cambridge, MA and is on the faculty of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

(Photo credit: Michael Lionstar)

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Suzanne Berne is the author of four previous novels: The Dogs of Littlefield; The Ghost at the Table; A Perfect Arrangement; and A Crime in the Neighborhood, winner of Great Britain’s Orange Prize. Her latest release is The Blue Window. She lives outside of Boston with her husband. 

 

The Road from Belhaven: A novel By Margot Livesey Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593537046
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Knopf - February 6th, 2024

The Boy in the Field: A Novel By Margot Livesey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062946409
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Harper Perennial - July 27th, 2021

Mercury: A Novel By Margot Livesey Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062437518
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Harper Perennial - June 6th, 2017

The Flight of Gemma Hardy: A Novel By Margot Livesey Cover Image
$25.26
ISBN: 9780062064233
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Harper Perennial - June 26th, 2012

Eva Moves the Furniture: A Novel By Margot Livesey Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312421038
Availability: On our shelves now.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Picador - October 4th, 2002

The Blue Window: A Novel By Suzanne Berne Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476794273
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - January 23rd, 2024

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