M. Dressler will sign and discuss I See You So Close (Arcade; $24.99).
M Dressler is the critically acclaimed author of novels, stories, and essays. Her work has been praised by the New York Times as "splendid"; and by Library Journal as the writing of a "natural-born storyteller.: A graduate of Rice University and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, she is a past recipient of the Paisano Fellowship in Literature, the Carson McCullers Fellowship, and a Fulbright award. She is a professor of writing and literature at Guilford College, where she directs the Sherwood Anderson Creative Writing Program. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina and in Moab, Utah.
The dead and their secrets refuse to stay buried in this thrilling sequel to M. Dressler’s award-winning The Last to See Me, for fans of Lauren Oliver and Kazuo Ishiguro
Emma Rose Finnis has never made peace with her death . . . or with her ghostly afterlife.
An American ghost story, told from the ghost's point of view, both as a ghost and while she was alive. With both a past and present time-line, we learn about Emma Rose's life and the events that lead up to to her death and her determination not to leave the mansion she has lived in for a hundred years. Now, a ghost hunter has come to clear the house and Emma Rose is just as determined to stay there. Not a conventional ghost story, The Last to See Me is a beautifully told tale of love and loss and missed chances. I missed her when I finished the book. I think you will as well. The Last to See Me is in contention for my favorite book of the year! - Sally