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The Moveable Feast features literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants on Fridays, 11 am - 1 pm, $30 each with a $5 cash rebate if the featured book is purchased. Email or call 843-235-9600 for more information. Click here to register online!

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Friday 02/21/2020 at 11:00 AM
Kimmery Martin - FULL!
(The Antidote for Everything) at Hot Fish Club, Murrells Inlet
In this whip-smart and timely novel from the acclaimed author of "The Queen of Hearts," two doctors travel a surprising path when they must choose between treating their patients and keeping their jobs. Georgia Brown’s profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked men, but her romantic prospects have fizzled. The most important person in her life is her friend Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and who has become as close as family to her. Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, Jonah shares startling news. The hospital is instructing doctors to stop providing medical care for transgender patients. Jonah, a gay man, is the first to be fired when he refuses to abandon his patients. Stunned by the predicament of her closest friend, Georgia's natural instinct is to fight alongside him. But when her attempts to address the situation result in incalculable harm, both Georgia and Jonah find themselves facing the loss of much more than their careers.
$30
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Tuesday 02/25/2020 at 11:00 AM
Taylor Jenkins Reid - FULL!
(Daisy Jones and The Six) at Ocean One, Litchfield
From the New York Times bestselling author of "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" comes a gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it's the rock 'n' roll she loves most. By the time she's twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with "Daisy Jones & The Six," brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.
$35
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Friday 02/28/2020 at 11:00 AM
Susan Zurenda
(Bells for Eli) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw (venue change!)
After teaching literature, composition, and creative writing to thousands of high school and college students for 33 years, Susan turned her attention to putting the novel in her heart on paper, the genesis of which started with a short story that won fiction prize some years ago. "Bells for Eli" is a tender and engaging Coming of Age story in which fate takes with one hand and gives with the other in a time and place of social constraints. It is a world where family secrets must stay hidden, present and past. The novel explores the power of culture, family, friends, bullies, scars, and lovers on two cousins devoted to each other. Though cruelty and pain threaten to dominate, determination, otherworldliness, and most powerfully love, hope, and connectedness combine to enact their mysterious forces.
$30
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Tuesday 03/03/2020 at 11:00 AM
Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - FULL!
(You Are Not Alone) at Litchfield Country Club
The #1 bestselling authors of "The Wife Between Us" and "An Anonymous Girl" deliver a thriller about a circle of friends with deadly intentions – where trust is their weapon and revenge is their trigger... You probably know someone like Shay Miller: She wants to find love, but it eludes her; she wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end; she wants to belong, but her life is becoming increasingly isolated. You probably don't know anyone like the Moore sisters: They have an unbreakable circle of friends; they live a life of glamour and perfection; they always get what they desire. Shay thinks she wants their life. But what they really want is hers.
$30
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Friday 03/06/2020 at 11:00 AM
Andrew Waters
(The Quaker and the Gamecock: Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the Revolutionary War fo) at Hot Fish Club, Murrells Inlet
Waters tells the story of two wildly divergent leaders against the backdrop of the American Revolution's last gasp, the effort to extricate a British occupation force from the wild and lawless South Carolina frontier. For Greene, the campaign meant a last chance to prove his capabilities as a general, not just a talented administrator. For Sumter, it was a quest of personal revenge that showcased his innate understanding of the backcountry character. Both men needed the other to defeat the British, yet their forceful personalities, divergent leadership styles, and opposing objectives would clash again and again, a fascinating story of our nation's bloody birth that still influences our political culture.
$30
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Friday 03/13/2020 at 11:00 AM
Bill Noel
(No Joke and Relic) at Pawleys Plantation
In our favorite retired academic's 16th cozy ("No Joke"), four aging comedians deliver anything but laughs when they descend upon Folly Beach, a small, laid-back barrier island near Charleston, SC. Chris Landrum's introduction to the newcomers is when he averts disaster by escorting one of them out of the center of Folly's busiest street, a task made even more difficult since the jokester, wearing a long, wool coat over red swim trunks and black patent leather shoes, is flailing a fishing rod at anything that moves, be it vehicle or human. In addition to the stranger not knowing why he's in the center of the street, he claims to have discovered a dead body at the beach. The problem is he can't remember if he saw it that day, the previous month, or perhaps four years earlier. Jokes, lies, secrets, dead bodies, several murder suspects, and danger follow the comics. It's up to retired bureaucrat Chris, along with his cadre of quirky pals, to sort out what's going on before some of them are added to the list of victims. Then, in the 17th ("Relic"), Chris and his friend Charles Fowler's peaceful morning to the lighthouse on Folly Beach takes an abrupt turn. They encounter a woman who tells them she got separated from her husband during a storm, then claims they'd been relic hunting. Her husband can't verify what he and his wife were doing. He's dead — murdered. With the horrific death on everyone's mind, Theo Stoll, another of Chris’s friends learns his recently widowed daughter-in-law is moving to Folly saying she wants to be near her only living relative. But, what does the woman Theo has never met really want? A family connection or to con the wealthy retiree. Lies, contradictions, stories of ghosts, pirates, Civil War relics, and buried treasure, combine with no shortage of murder suspects to challenge Chris and his friends to solve the crime that's stumped the police. Not only solve it but solve it before more are killed.
$30
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Tuesday 03/17/2020 at 11:00 AM
Taylor Brown
(Pride of Eden) at Inlet Affairs
The new work by three-time finalist for the Southern Book Prize for "Fallen Land," "The River of Kings," and "Gods of Howl Mountain" is a brilliant fever dream of a novel: set on the eroding edge of civilization, rooted in dramatic events that are linked not only with each character's past, but to the prehistory of America, where great creatures roamed the continent and continue to inhabit our collective imagination.
$30
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Friday 03/20/2020 at 11:00 AM
Kerri Maher - FULL!
(The Girl in White Gloves) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw
A life in snapshots … Grace knows what people see. She's the Cinderella story. An icon of glamour and elegance frozen in dazzling Technicolor. The picture of perfection. The girl in white gloves. A woman in living color … But behind the lens, beyond the panoramic views of glistening Mediterranean azure, she knows the truth. The sacrifices it takes for an unappreciated girl from Philadelphia to defy her family and become the reigning queen of the screen. The heartbreaking reasons she trades Hollywood for a crown. The loneliness of being a princess in a fairy tale kingdom that is all too real. Hardest of all for her adoring fans and loyal subjects to comprehend, is the harsh reality that to be the most envied woman in the world does not mean she is the happiest. Starved for affection and purpose, facing a labyrinth of romantic and social expectations with more twists and turns than Monaco's infamous winding roads, Grace must find her own way to fulfillment. But what she risks — her art, her family, her marriage — she may never get back.
$30
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Friday 03/27/2020 at 11:00 AM
Kreis Beall
(The Great Blue Hills of God) at Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach
From the Founder of Blackberry Farm, a story of enormous success, unfathomable loss, and discovering the true meaning of home. Born with the gift of hospitality, Kreis Beall helped create one of the nation's most renowned resort destinations, Blackberry Farm, in Tennessee's Smoky Mountain foothills. For decades, she was a fixture in the travel and entertaining world and frequently appeared in the pages of popular home and design magazines. But at the pinnacle of her success, Kreis faced a series of challenges that reframed her life, including a brain injury that permanently impaired her hearing and the conclusion of her thirty-six-year marriage to her best friend and business partner. Alone and uncertain as her world shifts and marriage ends, Kreis begins a new journey to find her faith and find God. After spending years on her beautiful exterior life and work, she begins the hardest undertaking of all: reclaiming and redesigning her interior life and soul. Kreis retreats to Blackberry Farm, moving into an unassuming, 300-square-foot shed with peeling paint on the exterior walls, "where I met myself for the first time." She examines what it takes to redefine life after deep loss and acknowledges, for the first time, often unbearable truths that existed beneath the beauty she had created.
$30
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Friday 04/03/2020 at 11:00 AM
Ariel Lawhon
(Code Name Hélène) at Ocean One, Litchfield
Historical fiction author of "I Was Anastasia" and "The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress," delivers a stunning portrait of high society and espionage. Based on the thrilling real-life story of socialite spy Nancy Wake, "Code Name Hélène" is told in interweaving timelines organized around the four code names Nancy used during World War II. This remarkable woman was one of the most powerful leaders in the French Resistance, known for her ferocious wit, her signature red lipstick, and her ability to summon weapons straight from the Allied Forces.
$60 incl. book
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Friday 04/10/2020 at 11:00 AM
Lori Rader-Day
(The Lucky One) at Pawleys Plantation
Multi-awarded mystery writer (Mary Higgins Clark Award, Anthony Award for Best First Novel, Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original), Rader-Day plants her stamp on abduction. Most people who go missing are never found. But Alice was the lucky one … As a child, Alice was stolen from her yard in a tiny Indiana community, but against the odds, her policeman father tracked her down within twenty-four hours and rescued her from harm. In the aftermath of the crime, her family decided to move to Chicago and close the door on that horrible day. Yet Alice hasn't forgotten. She devotes her spare time volunteering for a true-crime website called The Doe Pages scrolling through pages upon pages of missing and unidentified people, searching for clues that could help reunite families with their missing loved ones. When a face appears on Alice's screen that she recognizes, she's stunned to realize it's the same man who kidnapped her decades ago. The post is deleted as quickly as it appeared, leaving Alice with more questions than answers. Embarking on a search for the truth, she enlists the help of some amateur sleuths from The Doe Pages to connect the dots and find her kidnapper before he hurts someone else. Then Alice crosses paths with Merrily Cruz, another woman who's been hunting for answers of her own. Together, they begin to unravel a dark, painful web of lies that will change what they thought they knew — and could cost them everything. Twisting and compulsively readable, "The Lucky One" explores the lies we tell ourselves to feel safe.
$30
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Tuesday 04/14/2020 at 11:00 AM
Robert "Mac" McAlister - FULL!
(Pawleys Island: An Old Man's Love Story) at Sea View Inn
This unique memoir of one person's personal experiences about Pawleys Island spans 70 years from the 1940s through the present. Mac began visiting Pawleys Island in the late 1940s, and he has visited or lived on Pawleys Island during part of each year, spending high school and college summers on Pawleys Island, living in the back of the Pawleys Island Drugstore, and observing what went on at the Lafayette Pavilion. Returning from active duty in the Navy in 1960, he served as planner and overseer of the new Pawley Pavilion and met his wife, Mary Prevost Shower, an artist living in NYC and the niece of Charlotte and Cuthbert Prevost who owned the Summer Academy. Married in Georgetown in late 1960, the couple lived on Pawleys Island during the winter of 1960-1961, bought property on the creek side of Pawleys Island, and built a prefabricated beach house, trucking the parts from Chapel Hill and constructing the house themselves. Later, Mac was the Project Manager for the construction of Pawleys Pier Village and his growing family lived on Pawleys Island. In 1974, he was one of the developers of Belle Isle Villas and bought property and built a clubhouse on Pawleys Island. Mac and Mary and their three sons took long distance sailing adventures on their sailboat, starting in 1976 and ending in 2007. During the years between 1954 and 2018, Mac has observed and described the changes that have occurred on Pawleys Island. He lived the myth; he helped create it. Mac has previously written the sailing memoir, "Cruising Through Life," and four South Carolina non-fiction maritime history books, "Wooden Ships on Winyah Bay," "The Life and Times of Georgetown Sea Captain Abram Jones Slocum," "The Lumber Boom of Coastal South Carolina," and "Georgetown's North Island."
$45 incl. book
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Friday 04/17/2020 at 11:00 AM
Tracey Enerson Wood
(The Engineer's Wife) at DeBordieu Colony Clubhouse
Emily Warren Roebling refuses to live conventionally ― she knows who she is and what she wants, and she's determined to make change. But then her husband Wash asks the unthinkable: give up her dreams to make his possible. Emily's fight for women's suffrage is put on hold, and her life transformed when Wash, the Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, is injured on the job. Untrained for the task, but under his guidance, she assumes his role, despite stern resistance and overwhelming obstacles. Lines blur as Wash's vision becomes her own, and when he is unable to return to the job, Emily is consumed by it. But as the project takes shape under Emily's direction, she wonders whose legacy she is building ― hers, or her husband's. As the monument rises, Emily's marriage, principles, and identity threaten to collapse. When the bridge finally stands finished, will she recognize the woman who built it? Based on the true story of the Brooklyn Bridge, "The Engineer's Wife" delivers an emotional portrait of a woman transformed by a project of unfathomable scale, which takes her into the bowels of the East River, suffragette riots, the halls of Manhattan's elite, and the heady, freewheeling temptations of P.T. Barnum. It's the story of a husband and wife determined to build something that lasts ― even at the risk of losing each other.
$60 incl. book
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Friday 04/24/2020 at 11:00 AM
Kristy Woodson Harvey
(Feels Like Falling) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw
It's summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin' is easy. Unless, that is, you've just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her evangelical husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington's summer isn't off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a busted Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and'a very guilty conscience. With Gray's kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn, but when the one that got away comes back, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana's help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. "Feels Like Falling" is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans — and for a new generation of readers.
$30
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Tuesday 04/28/2020 at 11:00 AM
Therese Fowler
(A Good Neighborhood) at Litchfield Country Club
In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who’s headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans ― a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter ― raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace. With little in common except a property line, these two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over a historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers. "A Good Neighborhood" asks big questions about life in America today ― what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye? ― as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that's as provocative as it is powerful.
$60 incl. book
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Friday 05/01/2020 at 11:00 AM
Samantha Downing
(He Started It) at Inlet Affairs
From the twisted mind behind mega hit "My Lovely Wife" comes the story of a family — not unlike your own — just with a few more violent tendencies thrown in.... Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven't all been together in years. And for very good reasons — we'll get to those later. But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and — more importantly — secure their inheritance. But time with your family can be tough. It is for everyone. It's even harder when you're all keeping secrets and trying to forget a memory — a missing person, an act of revenge, the man in the black truck who won't stop following your car — and especially when at least one of you is a killer and there's a body in the trunk. Just to name a few reasons. But money is a powerful motivator. It is for everyone.
$30
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Friday 05/08/2020 at 11:00 AM
Viola Shipman
(The Heirloom Garden) at Ocean One, Litchfield
Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to loneliness, and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind a towering fence surrounding her home and gardens, Iris has built a new family … of flowers. Iris propagates her own daylilies and roses while tending to an heirloom garden filled with starts — and memories of her own mother, grandmother, husband, and daughter. When Abby Peterson moves to Grand Haven, Michigan, with her family — a husband traumatized during his service in the Iraq War and a young daughter searching for stability — they find themselves next door to Iris, and are slowly drawn into their reclusive neighbor's life where, united by loss and a love of flowers, Iris and Abby slowly unearth their secrets. In her inimitable heartwarming style, Viola Shipman's new novel follows two women, separated by a generation but equally scarred by war, who find hope, meaning, and friendship through a garden of flowers. Viola Shipman is the pen name for award-winning memoirist Wade Rouse. His novels, including "The Charm Bracelet," "The Hope Chest," "The Summer Cottage," and "The Heirloom Garden," have been translated into more than a dozen languages and become international bestsellers. Rouse lives in Michigan and writes regularly for People, Good Housekeeping, and Coastal Living. He is a contributor for All Things Considered.
$35
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Tuesday 05/12/2020 at 11:00 AM
Brian Panowich
(Hard Cash Valley) at Pawleys Plantation
This Georgia-based author won International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel ("Bull Mountain"), as well as the Southern Book Prize for Best Mystery. He has also been nominated for the Barry Award, the Anthony Award, The Georgia Townsend Book Prize, and was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. Return now to McFalls County and Bull Mountain in Hard Cash Valley, where Panowich weaves another masterful tale of Southern Noir. Dane Kirby is a broken man and no stranger to tragedy. As a life-long resident and ex-arson investigator for McFalls County, Dane has lived his life in one of the most chaotic and crime-ridden regions of the south. When he gets called in to consult on a brutal murder in a Jacksonville, Florida motel room, he and his FBI counterpart, Special Agent Roselita Velasquez, begin an investigation that leads them back to the criminal circles of his own backyard. Arnie Blackwell's murder in Jacksonville is only the beginning – and Dane and Roselita seem to be one step behind. For someone is hacking a bloody trail throughout the Southeast looking for Arnie's younger brother, a boy with Asperger's Syndrome who possesses an unusual skill with numbers that could make a lot of money and that has already gotten a lot of people killed ― and has even more of the deadliest people alive willing to do anything it takes to exploit him. As Dane joins in the hunt to find the boy, it swiftly becomes a race against the clock that has Dane entangled in a web of secrets involving everyone from the Filipino Mafia to distrusting federal agents to some of hardest southern outlaws he's ever known.
$30
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Friday 05/15/2020 at 11:00 AM
Mary Kay Andrews
(Hello, Summer) at Wild Wing Plantation, Conway
New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads delivers her next blockbuster, "Hello Summer." Conley Hawkins left her family's small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rear view mirror years ago. Now, after ten years of blood, sweat, and tears, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position at a New York City newspaper. That is, until she discovers at her own going away party that her new job is suddenly gone, disappearing overnight along with her hopes and dreams of a bright future in a big city. Dread in her heart and a sinking feeling in her gut, Conley ends up in the last place she ever wanted to be: The Beacon, now reluctantly run by her brother Garret whose own dreams of being a lawyer were put on hold with the death of their father. Covering a sleepy beach town with church news and the local funeral home director dictating the day's obituaries to her over the phone isn’t exactly every reporter's dream, and to make matters worse, she and her brother see eye to eye on almost nothing. Matters come to a head after Conley witnesses a car accident that ends in the death of a local politician – a beloved war hero with a secret shady history whose death may not be exactly what it seems.
$60 incl. book
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Tuesday 05/19/2020 at 11:00 AM
Mary Alice Monroe
(On Ocean Boulevard) at 21 Main, North Myrtle Beach
The New York Times bestselling Beach House series returns with this lyrical and heartwarming exploration of the unbreakable bonds of friends and family. MAM’s publicity department is keeping the cover and contents of this sixth Beach House book under wraps, but as one of the launching pads for her near-20 bestselling novels, we know Mary Alice will deliver a beautifully rendered story, with moving characters, emotional honesty, and a gentle sensitivity to our Lowcountry environment. Thank you, ma’am.
$60 incl. book
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Friday 05/29/2020 at 11:00 AM
Susan Mallery
(Sisters by Choice) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw
From the New York Times bestselling author of "California Girls" comes an all new original Blackberry Island novel told with Susan Mallery's trademark humor and charm. "Sisters by Choice" is a heartfelt tale of love, family and the friendships that see us through. After her cat toy empire goes up in flames, Sophie Lane returns to Blackberry Island, determined to rebuild. Until small-town life reveals a big problem: she can't grow unless she learns to let go. If Sophie relaxes her grip even a little, she might lose everything. Or she might finally be free to reach for the happiness and love that have eluded her for so long. Kristine has become defined by her relationship to others. She's a wife, a mom. As much as she adores her husband and sons, she wants something for herself — a sweet little bakery just off the waterfront. She knew changing the rules wouldn't be easy, but she never imagined she might have to choose between her marriage and her dreams. Like the mainland on the horizon, Heather's goals seem beyond her grasp. Every time she manages to save for college, her mother has another crisis. Can she break free, or will she be trapped in this tiny life forever?
$30
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