IN-PERSON: Emma Fedor - "At Sea" with Robin Kall

Event date: 
03/06/2023 - 7:00pm

Emma Fedor presents At Sea, her riveting and powerful debut that explores the fierceness of first love and how far one woman will go to learn the painful truth about her family. Emma will be in conversation with Robin Kall, co-founder of The Cardigan Connection. 

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“Moving and immersive...truly compelling.” —Marjan Kamali, nationally bestselling author of The Stationery Shop

What happens when the man you love most in the world—who may be lying about everything—unexpectedly disappears and takes your small child with him? Emma Fedor’s riveting and powerful debut explores the fierceness of first love and how far one woman will go to learn the painful truth about her family.

When Cara and Brendan first meet, she’s fresh out of college, recovering from the recent death of her mother, and spending time on Martha’s Vineyard while trying to figure out her next steps. She’s swept away by Brendan’s humor and charm, and intoxicated by his thrilling, dangerous secret: he can breathe underwater. Able to stay beneath the waves for longer than should be possible, Brendan reveals that he is part of a secret experimental unit of the US Special Forces. And Cara, struck by the power of his conviction, by his unstoppable charisma, and by the evidence before her, believes him.

Their summer romance turns serious. Then Cara gets pregnant. When their son, Micah, is born, she’s sure their happy ending is underway. Still, she’s thrown by Brendan’s dramatic moods, his unexplained disappearances, and the weight of his secrets. Cara is determined to stay strong for her young family, to heal Brendan’s psychic wounds, to keep him safe. Until he and baby Micah vanish, leaving her desolate and alone and questioning everything she once thought was true.

Five years later, Cara is still struggling to move forward, married to another man and trying to rebuild her life, when a local fisherman announces he’s spotted two people—one of them a small child—treading water in Nantucket Sound, far from any vessels and miles from shore. The news rekindles Cara’s never-abandoned hope that her little boy may still be alive. As she fights to untangle delusion from reality, and revisits a past she’s worked hard to reconcile, Cara is determined to learn the truth about her lost love and finally find her son.



Emma Fedor grew up in Connecticut and earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Kenyon College. Her short story “Climb” was selected as a semifinalist for the 2018 American Short(er) Fiction Prize. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and chocolate lab. At Sea is her first novel. Visit Emma’s website at and follow her on Instagram and Twitter @EmmaMFedor.

(Photo credit: Jared Charney)



In 2002, after hosting author events and merchandising several local bookstores, Robin founded the highly regarded talk radio show "Reading With Robin," which is now available on podcast.

Blending her platform with passion, and a little bit of caffeine, Robin became one of Rhode Island’s most prominent and outspoken personalities in the fight against breast cancer. After the passing of her mother Carol in 1997, it became Robin’s mission to both educate women on the importance of early detection and advocate for them as well. In 2009, Robin and her sisters, Laura and Jennifer, established the Love Carol Foundation to honor their mother’s memory and invest in types of projects that were important to her.

In 2016, with the assistance of her cohort and daughter Emily, Robin added to her literary tale as they launched the now 2x award-winning The Cardigan Connection (formerly Point Street Reading Series), which brings together people looking for a good story and fun night.  

Since COVID-19, Robin has shifted her focus to bringing engaging digital content to readers across the nation on social media and Crowdcast, For the most up-to-date information, you can follow Robin on Twitter @robinkall, on Instagram @robinkallink, and “like” both Reading With Robin and The Cardigan Connection on Facebook.


At Sea By Emma Fedor Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982171544
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Gallery Books - March 7th, 2023

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714