Authors on Stage with Liza Klaussmann
[July 10, 2012] – Journalist Liza Klaussmann’s debut novel, Tigers in Red Weather, is a riveting tale surrounding a mid-century murder that disrupts a wealthy family’s life on Martha’s Vineyard. Ms. Klaussmann, a great-great-great granddaughter of Herman Melville, will speak as part of the Library’s Authors on Stage series on Thursday, July 26th at 7:00 pm. The event is co-sponsored by Elm Street Books and will take place in the Adrian Lamb Room.
Martha’s Vineyard’s carefree, sunny vibe takes a dark turn in this beautifully written, compelling tale of murder and family intrigue. With characters reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tigers in Red Weather tells the story of an upper crust New England family, and the darker forces beneath the surface of a seemingly idyllic life. The tale centers on cousins Helena and Nick, returning as adults to their summer home with their respective children and Nick’s husband, Hughes, in tow. When the children discover a victim of a brutal murder events begin to unravel, secrets come to light, and lives are forever altered. Rich in the sights, sounds, smells and beauty of Martha’s Vineyard, this outstanding novel reflects the intimate knowledge of life on this unique island that author Liza Klaussmann gained from summers spent at her family’s home on Martha’s Vineyard.
Liza Klaussmann has worked as a journalist for The New York Times since 2001. She recently completed with distinction an MA in creative writing at Royal Holloway, in London, where she lives. Tigers in Red Weather is her first novel.