M Dressler Author Event

Date: October 14, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Back of Beyond Books

Price: Free


M Dressler Author Event

Join Back of Beyond Books in welcoming local author M Dressler for a reading and signing of her latest book, "The Last to See Me", Saturday, October 14th at 7 pm, Back of Beyond Books! Book will be published in September, call us at 435-259-5154 or stop by to reserve a copy.

M Dressler is the critically acclaimed author of novels, stories, and essays. Her work has been praised by the New York Times as "splendid" and by Library Journal as the writing of a "natural-born storyteller." She is a past recipient of the Carson McCullers Fellowship, the Paisano Fellowship in Literature, and a Fulbright award. She is a professor of writing and literature at Guilford College, where she directs the Sherwood Anderson Creative Writing Program. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina and in Castle Valley, Utah.

Praise for "The Last to See Me":

"Hauntingly original, provocative, and dashed with wit--this literary ghost story changed the way I see the world." --Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Cruel Beautiful World

"This poem of a novel, exquisitely written, introduced me to the inner life of a ghost and held me spellbound throughout. . . . I heard whisperings from the attic, from under the bed. M Dressler has written an extraordinary book, poignant and tragic." --Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Beautiful Lost

"M Dressler has created an original world between time and place, but the longings of her characters are very real. She paints exquisite images with her words, each paragraph a revelation. Don't miss this unusual and wonderful novel." --Carolyn Haines, USA Today bestselling author of the Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series

"Marvelously written . . . A book about how the present and past live in constant tension, how past tragedies still influence our lives today." --Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Blame

" The Last to See Me is a riveting supernatural duel that reveals itself one measured and lyrical gut punch at a time. A compelling and beautifully written page-turner."--Scott Hawkins, author of The Library at Mount Char

"Readers will be ensnared and entranced by this story." --Wendy Webb, bestselling author of The Fate of Mercy Alban

"A new way to think about place, alienation, and the yearnings that make ghosts of us all. This is a writer working at the height of her powers." --W. Scott Poole, Bram Stoker Award nominee and author of In the Mountains of Madness: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H. P. Lovecraft

"Dressler weaves a suspenseful ghost story that explores love in many dimensions--both spiritual and of the human heart." --April Smith, author of Home Sweet Home

"Completely captivating, The Last to See Me is the most original take on the ghost story since The Others." --Lauren A. Forry, author of Abigale Hall

" The Last to See Me is the most original ghost story I've read in years. It's both a thrilling tale and a bold condemnation of moral tyranny--a tyranny that fires the spirit of a brave, vulnerable young woman even after death. I couldn't stop reading until I turned the last shocking page. Exquisite and terrifying." --Laura Benedict, Edgar-nominated author of the Bliss House novels

"Love, longing, fear, hope--the common threads of mortal experience weave themselves through Dressler's exquisite story of an ordinary life that reaches extraordinary proportions. The Last to See Me is a ghost story that's deeply human, rich with wonder at all that makes even the most invisible life profound." --Margo Catts, author of Among the Lesser Gods