Laura McBride

Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Laura McBride for a book club happy hour and author talk of 'Round Mindnight on Tuesday, May 2 at 5:00 p.m.  

From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub. 

Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting pot metropolis it is today, 'Round Midnight is the story of four women--one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness--whose lives change at the Midnight Room. 

June Stein and her husband open the El Capitan casino in the 1950s, and rocket to success after hiring a charismatic black singer to anchor their nightclub. Their fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount. 

Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail order bride to a Chicago businessman, then hits a jackpot at the Midnight Room when he takes her on a weekend trip to Las Vegas. 
Engracia, a Mexican immigrant whose lucky find at the Midnight Room leads to heartbreak, becomes enmeshed in Honorata's secret when she opens her employer's door to that Chicago businessman--and his gun. 

And then there is Coral, an African-American teacher who struggles with her own mysterious past. A favor for Honorata takes her to the Midnight Room, where she hits a jackpot of another kind. 

Mining the rich territory of motherhood and community, 'Round Midnight is a story that mirrors the social transformation of our nation. Full of passion, heartbreak, heroism, longing, and suspense, it honors the reality of women's lives.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
4701 E Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
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$25.99
ISBN: 9781501157783
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Published: Touchstone Books - May 2nd, 2017

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We Are Called to Rise Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476738970
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 28th, 2015

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We Are Called to Rise Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476738963
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 3rd, 2014

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