Join us on Thursday, July 13th at 5:30 pm for an In Conversation event with Elizabeth Wafler as we launch her new book A Cleft in the World into the world!
Come by, hear more, and celebrate the launch with us and Elizabeth! This is a free event.
French professor Georgie Bricker hasn’t poked a toe outside Virginia’s Willa Cather College for women in two decades. She realizes the irony: she’s working to shape her students into world leaders even as PTSD-induced agoraphobia, a result of trauma she suffered as a girl, keeps her prisoner on a tiny college campus. She tells herself her life is fine. Yet on her forty-ninth birthday, she wishes for something extraordinary.
Georgie is shattered to learn that her sanctuary is heavily in debt. While she scrambles to rescue the French department, her first love, Truman Parker, arrives to serve as a financial consultant to the school. By day, Georgie works as faculty liaison to his committee. By night, she’s a moth to his porch light.
When the college announces it will shutter, Georgie and fiercely independent Laurel Cross, the student who’s closest to Georgie’s heart, organize a rally to save it. Between her rekindled love for Truman and Laurel becoming the daughter she never had, her wish for the extraordinary seems to have been granted. But the pivotal rally forces Georgie into the bigger, unsheltered world, where she must confront her final fears—or forfeit her chance for emotional freedom and a fulfilling new life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author of four novels—with another on the way—Elizabeth writes evocative women’s fiction and romance. She is an active member of the South Carolina Writers Association, and she enjoys working with other writers through her side hustle, Four Eyes Editorial. In 2022, she created her own publishing entity, Evocative Publishing, LLC.
Elizabeth can be found working at her blue desk, at a farmer’s market, poking through a book or vintage furniture store, taming her garden into submission, or enjoying a great read and a pretty cocktail on her porch. She resides with her husband in Simpsonville, South Carolina.