Stop by The Book Loft for Sip and Sign on March 25 with author Susan Beckham Zurenda, featuring her new book, Bells for Eli. In the story, first cousins Ellison (Eli) Winfield and Adeline (Delia) Green are meant to grow up happily and innocently across the street from one another amid the supposed wholesome values of small-town Green Branch, South Carolina, in the 1960s and 70s. But Eli’s tragic accident changes the trajectory of their lives and of those connected to them. Shunned and even tortured by his peers for his disfigurement and frailty, Eli struggles for acceptance in childhood as Delia passionately devotes herself to defending him.
The event will be held 5 to 6:30 p.m., and RSVP is required. Register for Sip and Sign by calling The Book Loft at (904)261-8991. The Book Loft is located at 214 Centre Street, downtown Fernandina Beach.