From the internationally bestselling author of Betty, Tiffany McDaniel, comes On the Savage Side, Gramercy’s Book Club selection for March. A brilliantly-told, harrowing story about a stark world and the ravages of addiction, and inspired by a true crime story in Chillicothe, Ohio, the book discussion will be facilitated by freelance writer and crime novelist, Andrew Welsh-Huggins.
Kittie’s will be open only to attendees, beginning at 5pm, with beverages and sweet and savory snacks available for purchase. The book discussion begins at 6:30pm.
Registration is on Eventbrite. A ticket to this program includes a copy of On the Savage Side at a 15% discount, as well as a specialized bookmark and signed bookplate by the author. It is strongly encouraged that registrants read the book prior to the program.
BUCKEYE CRIME WRITERS is Gramercy’s Community Partner for this program.
Six women—mothers, daughters, sisters—gone missing. Inspired by the unsolved murders of the Chillicothe Six, this harrowing novel tells the story of two sisters, both of whom could be the next victims, from the internationally best-selling author of Betty.
Arcade and Daffodil are twins born one minute apart. With their fiery red hair and thirst for escape, they form an unbreakable bond nurtured by their grandmother’s stories. Together, they disappear into their imaginations and forge a world all their own.
But what the two sisters can’t escape are the generational ghosts that haunt their family. Growing up in the shadow of their rural Ohio town, the sisters cling tightly to one another. Years later, Arcade wrestles with the memories of her early life, just as a local woman is discovered drowned in the river. Soon, more bodies are found. As her friends disappear around her, Arcade is forced to reckon with the past while the killer circles closer. Arcade’s promise to keep herself and her sister safe becomes increasingly desperate and the powerful riptide of the savage side becomes more difficult to survive.
Drawing from the true story of women killed in Chillicothe, Ohio, acclaimed novelist and poet Tiffany McDaniel has written a moving literary testament and fearless elegy for missing women everywhere.
Freelance writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins is the author of seven books in the Andy Hayes private eye series from Ohio University Press, featuring a former Ohio State University and Cleveland Browns quarterback turned investigator, including the Shamus Award-nominated "An Empty Grave." He's also the editor of Columbus Noir, the 101st title in Akashic Books' award-winning series of short mystery fiction anthologies. Andrew's short mystery fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Mystery Magazine, Mystery Tribune, the anthology The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2021, and other magazines and anthologies. Andrew's nonfiction book, No Winners Here Tonight, is the definitive history of the death penalty in Ohio.