Erica Witsell: GIVE

Event date: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event Location

Avid Bookshop presents Erica Witsell in celebration of her book, Give. This event will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 6:30-7:30pm at our Prince Avenue location and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase a copy of the book to get it signed by the author!

You can purchase this event book online from Avid Bookshop here


Every summer, Jessie and Emma leave their suburban home in the Central Valley and fly north to Baymont. Nestled among Mendocino's golden hills, with ponies to love and endless acres to explore, Baymont should be a child's paradise. But Baymont belongs to Laurel, the girls' birth mother, whose heedless parenting and tainted judgement cast a long shadow over the sisters' summers and their lives.

Caught in a web of allegiances, the girls learn again and again that every loyalty has its price, and that even forgiveness can take unexpected turns.

Luminous and poignant, Give is the story of one family's troubled quest to redeem the mistakes of the past and a stirring testament to the bonds of sisterhood.


Erica Witsell has a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a master's from UC Berkeley. Her writing has appeared in The Sun magazine, and Brain, Child's online publication. Give is her debut novel. Erica lives in western North Carolina with her family, where she teaches English as a new language and writes a blog about motherhood. She loves mountains, languages, bicycling, and dance. Visit her online at


"I closed this astonishing novel only five minutes ago, fully satiated as if after a wonderful meal. Erica Witsell is an astonishing new [to me] talent, and I’m eager to put this book in my customers’ hands." - Janet Geddis

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ISBN: 9781945448348
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: BQB Publishing - June 1st, 2019