Rakestraw Books presents Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn visits Rakestraw Books on Monday, 8 July 2024 at 7 PM. Purchase tickets HERE.


Kate Quinn, The Briar Club

The New York Times bestselling author of The Diamond Eye and The Rose Code returns with a haunting and powerful story of female friendships and secrets in a Washington, DC, boardinghouse during the McCarthy era.

Washington, DC, 1950. Everyone keeps to themselves at Briarwood House, a down-at-the-heels all-female boardinghouse in the heart of the nation’s capital where secrets hide behind white picket fences. But when the lovely, mysterious widow Grace March moves into the attic room, she draws her oddball collection of neighbors into unlikely friendship: poised English beauty Fliss, whose facade of perfect wife and mother covers gaping inner wounds; policeman’s daughter Nora, who finds herself entangled with a shadowy gangster; frustrated baseball star Beatrice, whose career has come to an end along with the women’s baseball league of WWII; and poisonous, gung-ho Arlene, who has thrown herself into McCarthy’s Red Scare.

Grace’s weekly attic-room dinner parties and window-brewed sun tea become a healing balm on all their lives, but she hides a terrible secret of her own. When a shocking act of violence tears the house apart, the Briar Club women must decide once and for all: who is the true enemy in their midst?

Capturing the paranoia of the McCarthy era and evoking the changing roles for women in postwar America, The Briar Club is an intimate and thrilling novel of secrets and loyalty put to the test. In celebration of the publication of The Briar Club, Rakestraw Books is delighted to present a special author visit with Kate Quinn on Monday, 8 July 2024 at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 (each ticket admits one and includes a $10 coupon towards your purchase of The Briar Club from Rakestraw Books).

Purchase your ticket HERE.

Event date: 
Monday, July 8, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
3 Railroad Ave
Danville, CA 94526
The Briar Club: A Novel By Kate Quinn Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063244740
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: William Morrow - July 9th, 2024