Amanda Eyre Ward, Texas capital city denizen and New York Times bestselling author of The Jetsetters, a 2020 Reese’s Book Club pick, returns with her new novel, The Lifeguards. Zilker Park and Barton Springs are the stage. The players are a group of mothers and sons who suddenly find themselves in possession of a dangerous Greenbelt secret. Fellow Austin-based author Michael Parker—recipient of three O. Henry Prizes, among many other accolades—tells in new novel I Am The Light of the World the story of a fateful drive to Austin in the 1970s, a disappearance, and consequences decades in the making.
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Moderator: Madeline Hollern, Austin Monthly executive editorMichael Parker, Amanda Eyre Ward, I Am the Light of This World, The Lifeguards