Author Mary Kay Andrews Signing

Photo of Mary Kay Andrews and book cover image

Mary Kay Andrews is coming to Copperfish Books!

Mary Kay will be here on Wednesday, May 12 at 1 pm to sign copies of her new book The Newcomer, which will publish on May 4. Please support Copperfish Books and pre-order from us.

Though not a typical author speaking event, you can meet and chat with Mary Kay as she signs your book! 

We’ll hold the signing inside the store and will still require face masks to be worn. (If it's nice out and not too hot – yeah, right – we’ll set up outside.)

If you are unable to attend, we'll be glad to have Mary Kay sign your book. Just let us know how you would like her to inscribe it.

  • Wednesday, May 12, beginning at 1 pm at Copperfish Books

  • Please register via Eventbrite here

Support Copperfish Books: Pre-order The Newcomer here.
But if you've already pre-ordered elsewhere, we would appreciate you purchasing a gift certificate from us.

About the Book

The New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads delivers her next page-turner for the summer.

Letty Carnahan is in trouble. She’s on the run from New York City; she has her four-year-old niece, Maya in tow, and her sister was found dead in the entry hall of her glamorous townhome. Letty believes she knows who did it: her sister’s awful, money-grubbing ex-husband, Evan Wingfield.

Letty can't forget her sister Tara's insistence: "if anything bad ever happens to me—It's Evan. Promise me you'll take Maya and run. Promise me." But run where? The only clue Tara has left behind is a faded magazine story about a sleepy mom-and-pop motel on Florida's Gulf Coast. Certain that the police and Tara's ex are hot on her trail, Letty leaves her own life behind without a backwards glance, knowing she will somehow get justice for Tara, and sets out for her destination—The Murmuring Surf.

The Surf, as regulars call it, is the winter home of a close-knit but quarrelsome group of retirees and snowbirds who regard this newcomer and her adorable niece with suspicion and more than a little curiosity. There's a No Vacancy sign swinging from the neon motel marquee, but the motel's longtime owner Ava DeCurtis takes Letty in, offers her a room and eventually a job, much to the disapproval of Ava's cynical son Joe, a local police detective whose every instinct tells him that Letty is a dangerous fugitive, possibly even a kidnapper and murderer.As Letty tries to settle into her new life and help heal Maya's trauma, she's preoccupied as her late sister's troubled past and connection to the motel are revealed, all while trying to deal with the attractive detective's unwelcome advances. Is Joe a would-be suitor? Or a cop determined to betray her confidence and put her behind bars?

MARY KAY ANDREWS is the New York Times bestselling author of 27 novels (including Hello, Summer; Sunset Beach; The High Tide Club;The Weekenders; Beach Town; Save the Date; Ladies’ Night; Christmas Bliss;Spring Fever; Summer Rental; The Fixer Upper; Deep Dish; Blue Christmas; Savannah Breeze; Hissy Fit; Little Bitty Lies; and Savannah Blues), and one cookbook, The Beach House Cookbook.

She and her family divide their time between Atlanta and Tybee Island, GA, where they cook up new recipes in their restored beach homes. In between cooking, spoiling her grandkids, and plotting her next novel, Mary Kay is an intrepid treasure hunter whose favorite pastime is junking and fixing up old houses.

Event address: 
212 W. Virginia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
The Newcomer: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250256966
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 4th, 2021

Mary Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads delivers her next page-turner for the summer with The Newcomer.

In trouble and on the run...