Author Event: - Greer Macallister - "The Thirteenth Husband"

Event date: 
08/06/2024 - 7:00pm

Greer Macallister, author of The Magician's Lie and Girl in Disguise, joins us to discuss her new novel, The Thirteenth Husband. "In a story as captivating as the real-life heiress Aimee Crocker who inspires it, The Thirteenth Husband takes its readers on a journey across cultures and continents, through fortunes and, of course, husbands. Utterly gripping." —Marie Benedict, author

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Tearing through millions of dollars, four continents, a hearty collection of husbands, and multiple run-ins with a mysterious psychic, real-life heiress Aimee Crocker blazes an unbelievable trail of public notoriety and private pain in the newest novel from acclaimed historical fiction author of The Arctic Fury.

“I never believed in ill omens until my honeymoon began with a train wreck..” 

One night not long after her 10th birthday, 19th-century railroad heiress Aimee Crocker sees a vision of a woman in white surrounded by shadow; the next morning, she finds out her beloved father has died suddenly, making Aimee a 10-year-old multi-millionaire. Packed off to finishing school at 15, briefly engaged to a prince, then romantically entangled with a bullfighter, she elopes at 18 with a scion of the Old South who claims to have won her in a poker game. En route to her honeymoon, she sees the woman again, and moments later, the train jumps the tracks, resulting in a fiery wreck that kills more than a dozen passengers.

Thus begins the opulent and extravagant life of Aimee Crocker. When she and her husband divorce in the scandal of the century, Aimee finds herself a globetrotter, traveling from Hawaii to Borneo to Shanghai and beyond, Aimee picks up the deed to an island, multiple lovers, a second husband, and several tattoos, but remains uneasy and restless, and riddled with tragedy – the Shadow Woman appearing before every pitfall. As the 20th century begins, Aimee makes a new home in New York City with her third husband, reinventing herself as a Broadway patron and extravagant hostess. But all too soon, misfortune rears its ugly head again in the form of fire, and poison. Does she have the strength to build yet another life for herself? And if she does, can she finally achieve the happiness she’s longed for all these years – and leave the Shadow Woman behind?



Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister earned her MFA in creative writing from American University. Her historical novels, including The Magician’s Lie, Girl in Disguise, Woman 99, and The Arctic Fury, have been named Book of the Month, Indie Next, LibraryReads, Target Book Club, and Amazon Best Book of the Month picks and optioned for film and television. As G. R. Macallister, she is the author of the Five Queendoms series, which Paste Magazine called “the best feminist fantasy series you probably haven’t read yet.” A regular contributor to Writer Unboxed and the Chicago Review of Books, she lives with her family in Boston. 


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