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Author Frank Reddy: EYES ON THE ISLAND

Event date: 
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event Location

493 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30601

Avid Bookshop presents author Frank Reddy in celebration of his first novel, Eyes on the Island, on Saturday, February 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at our Prince Ave. location. There is no admission charge.


Not long ago, Will Fordham was a charismatic young preacher on the rise. But a family trip to the beach cost him everything. Will was struck by an unexpected seizure while wading in the ocean, and his young son drowned. In the aftermath of the child’s death, Will lost his marriage, his sobriety, and his faith. Once the pastor of his own church, Will is now little more than a groundskeeper.

When Will is offered a new assignment at a small church on one of Georgia’s barrier islands, he reluctantly accepts the opportunity to put his life back together. Owned by a wealthy heiress and accessible only by ferry, this unspoiled island is home to an artists’ colony and only a handful of permanent residents. But once on the island, Will befriends a young boy who tells him unsettling stories about the other islanders. Are they merely products of the boy’s overactive imagination, or does something sinister lie beneath the island’s peaceful facade?


A veteran journalist, Frank Reddy has written for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curbed Atlanta, What Now Atlanta, Creative Loafing, Atlanta Magazine, Gainesville Times, and Gwinnett Daily Post. He has won multiple awards from The Associated Press and Georgia Press Association for feature writing, business writing, and hard news coverage. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Joy, and daughter, Stella. Eyes on the Island is his first novel.

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