Leesa Cross-Smith - 'Whiskey & Ribbons'

Set in contemporary Louisville, Leesa Cross-Smith's mesmerizing first novel surrounding the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, friendship and family, from an author Roxane Gay has called "a consummate storyteller." Whiskey & Ribbons has been named one of the Most Anticipated Novels of 2018 by multiple pulications such as Southern Living, Chicago Review, and BookRiot and Leesa is here to share it with us. 

"Cross-Smith's thrilling debut novel, Whiskey and Ribbons, is as immediate and compelling as music. Her three lovers tell their stories, each turning over what we think we know, creating a moving triptych on love, desire, and grief, and the unexpected families life makes for us."  -Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night

Leesa Cross-Smith will in conversation with Angela Belcher-Epps, author of Salt in the Sugar Bowl.

Event date: 
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Whiskey & Ribbons Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781938235382
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hub City Press - March 8th, 2018

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Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

Set in contemporary Louisville, Leesa Cross-Smith's mesmerizing first novel surrounding the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, friendship and family, from an author Roxane Gay has called "a consummate storyteller."


Salt in the Sugar BowlThe novella follows the lives of Sophia Sawyer’s children years after she’s walked away from them and their father. The wounds of losing a mother resurface time and time again, as they struggle to live, love, and trust as if their hearts were whole and unscarred.