Join us on Nov 2nd at 6:30 pm for our General Fiction Book Club discussion of Snakes of St. Augustine. Author, Ginger Pinholster will be joining our discussion! Leading the discussion will be Mickey Dubrow, the award-winning author of American Judus and Always Agnes. You don't have to be a member of our book club to attend. Everyone is welcome!
Snakes of St. Augustine
"... Take the leap: fall in love with Jazz, with Serena, with Fletch, with Rocky – maybe even with a ball python or a dusky pygmy rattler.” ~ Laura McBride, author of We Are Called to Rise and In the Midnight Room
The theft of Trina Leigh Dean’s beloved snakes – including a rare Eastern indigo named Unicorn, Banana Splits the yellow ball python, and Bandit the banded king snake – coincides with the disappearance of a troubled young man named Gethin Jacobs. While his sister Serena searches for him, she gains an unlikely accomplice – Jazz, a homeless community college student. Meanwhile, Trina’s friend Fletch, a burnt-out cop, scours St. Augustine, Florida, for the stolen snakes. His quest puts Fletch on a dangerous collision course with Gethin, raising questions about community, family, and the power of compassion.
Atlanta native Ginger Pinholster earned her M.F.A. from Queens University of Charlotte and her B.S. in Creative Writing from Eckerd College. SNAKES OF ST. AUGUSTINE, her second novel, will debut on September 12, 2023. Her first novel, CITY IN A FOREST, received a 2020 Gold Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association. Pinholster’s work has appeared in Pangyrus, The Northern Virginia Review, Eckerd Review, Atticus Review, Blackheart Magazine, Crab Fat Magazine, Gravel, Dying Dahlia Review, and in the book Boomtown. On weekdays, Pinholster serves as vice president for communications at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. At all other times, she works to protect threatened and endangered sea turtles.