Wisconsin writer Shelley Nolden first learner of North Brother Island when she worked on Wall Street, At the age of 31, Nolden was diagnosed with leukemia and the sense of isolation and fear she felt during her ordeal influenced her debut novel, THE VINES.
North Brother Island holds the remains of a shuttered hospital, which holds the haunting memories of century-old quarantines and human experiments. A young explorer arrives on the island and glimpses an enigmatic beauty. Interest turns to obsession as he seeks to uncover her past. Will he unravel the mysteries and help save the stranger, or will she meet the same tragic ending as those who’ve already perished on the island?
For this event, Nolden will be in conversation with writer Greer McAllister. Purchase your copy at https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781950948406 .