In Karen Whites latest novel, The Beach Trees, Julie Holt was just 12 years old when her little sister went missing, never to be seen again. The loss destroyed Julies family. Years later, Julie meets a young artist who reminds her of her sister and sparks a sense of protectiveness in her. Their relationship starts Julie on a painful and difficult journey of recovery and reconciliation, one that leads her to the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 11:30 a.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit www.brazosbookstore.com. Free.
Fri., June 3, 11:30 a.m., 2011