Author Gervais Hagerty

Gervais Hagerty photo next to book cover image
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 5:30pm

This event is CANCELED. We hope to schedule Gervais another time.

Join us on Tuesday, February 7 at 5:30 pm to hear author Gervais Hagerty talk about her novel In Polite Company. After her talk, Gervais will be happy to sign copies of her book.

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A captivating debut novel that looks inside the private lives of Charleston aristocracy, where a former debutante learns that sometimes good behavior leads to bad decisions.

Peek behind the veil of Charleston's cobbled streets, Southern charm and pedigreed society . In Polite Company offers a nuanced look at birth and death, privilege and discrimination at odds between generations. Gervais Hagerty is an author to watch!"
--Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author

"Here is the captivating story of a contemporary young woman navigating the expectations of family, the traditions of Charleston's elite, and the fierce pull of her own heart... This is a beautiful debut novel."
--Sue Monk Kidd, New York Times bestselling author


Gervais Hagerty grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. After reporting and producing the news for both radio and television, she taught communications at The Citadel. When not writing, she works on local environmental and transportation issues. She lives in Charleston with her husband and two daughters. In Polite Company is her first novel.

Event address: 
212 W. Virginia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
In Polite Company: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063068865
Availability: IN STOCK - On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 17th, 2021

“This terrific debut lifts the veil on the charming old city of Charleston and a prominent Lowcountry family to deliver an entertaining story about becoming yourself without totally rejecting your past. Plus: debutante balls!