Library to host Texas author Suzanne Morris promoting new historical fiction book ‘Aftermath’

Published on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 15:05 - Written by Palestine Public Library

Texas author Suzanne Morris will be at the Palestine Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, to promote her new book, “Aftermath.”

Morris, of Rusk, has developed a large local following with her historical fiction series, called the “Clearharbour Trilogy.” For this book, Morris uses the 1937 London School tragedy as the backdrop for her story.

On March 18, 1937, a natural gas leak caused the London School in New London, Texas, to explode. The explosion killed 295 students and teachers and is still the deadliest school disaster in American history.

According to the author’s website, “Aftermath” tells the story of Delys Lithingate, a retired high school English teacher and poet.

“Delys delves deeply into the 40 years since the tragedy, to find answers -- sometimes revealed in sudden flashes of insight; and other times, gained in the slow and painful process of learning to let go,” the website says.

Morris will hold a book talk and a book signing after. Copies of the book will be available for $20. For more information on Morris’ visit, contact the Palestine Public Library at 903-729-4121.