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Join us for an online event with Heather Bell Adams Thursday, August 27 at 6:00 PM CDT as she discusses her book, THE GOOD LUCK STONE.

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*If you elect to attend the event, you will receive a link and password the morning of the event.*


Click the link below to purchase THE GOOD LUCK STONE - from Novel's website, call us at (901) 922-5526, or stop by for your copy!


Her desperate decision during World War II changed everything. Now, 70 years later, her secret is unraveling. At ninety years old, Audrey Thorpe still lives in a historic mansion on palm-tree-lined Victory Drive, determined to retain her independence. But when her health begins to fade, her family hires a part-time caretaker, Laurel. The two women seem to bond-until Audrey disappears. Unbeknownst to Laurel, Audrey has harbored a secret since her time as a nurse in the South Pacific during World War II. As the story moves between the verdant jungles of the war-torn Philippines and the glitter of modern-day Savannah, friendships new and old are tested. Along the way, Audrey grapples with one of life's heart-wrenching truths: You can only outrun your secrets for so long.

"The Good Luck Stone is a taut and lyrical literary thriller that I found difficult to put down. This novel immerses us expertly in the high society world of modern Savannah and the tropical heat of the Philippines during World War II, both anchored by an endearing character you'll never forget, caught up in an intricate plot that will keep the pages turning long into the night. Heather Bell Adams is a truly gifted novelist."

-Silas House, author of Southernmost


Heather Bell Adams’ first novel, Maranatha Road (West Virginia University Press 2017), won the gold medal for the Southeast region in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and was named to Deep South Magazine’s Fall/Winter Reading List. Her second novel, The Good Luck Stone (Haywire Books 2020) was named to Deep South Magazine’s Summer Reading List and Most Anticipated Small Press Novel Lists for The Big Other and Buzz Feed.

Her short fiction, which has won the James Still Fiction Prize and Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Award, appears in The Thomas Wolfe ReviewAtticus ReviewPembroke MagazineBroad River ReviewClapboard HouseGravelThe Petigru Review, Pisgah Review, and elsewhere.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
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ISBN: 9781950182046
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Haywire Books - July 7th, 2020