CCPL's Zoom Server - Join New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe and co-author Angela May for a virtual Zoom book club discussion of their new book for young readers, The Islanders. 

Check out the book trailer here. Copies of the book are available for checkout at your local CCPL branch. Check the library's catalog here for available copies. 

The staff member hosting the program will confirm your registration one hour to 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. At this time you will receive an email containing the meeting link. If you have any questions about this program or to submit questions to ask Mary Alice and Angela during the event, please contact Jackie Peters at [email protected].

Win a free signed copy of "The Islanders" by registering and attending the virtual book club chat on Monday, 10/25. Attendees must be present at the virtual program in order to be entered in the random drawing. Winners will be notified after 10/25. Prize books will be sent  to winners at the requested CCPL branch of choice.


About the book: The Islanders is the story of friendships forged in the wild and what happens when kids unplug and experience nature’s power to heal and unite. Eleven-year-old Jake is spending the summer with his internet-and-TV-averse grandmother on remote Dewees Island. The South Carolina barrier island is a nature sanctuary, which means no paved roads, cars, stores, or restaurants, but plenty of wildlife and wide open spaces. Alongside Jake and his new friends Macon and Lovie, readers will fall in love with the Lowcountry landscape as well as the furry, finned, and feathered animals with whom they share it.   

About the authors:
Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty books, including the recent The Summer of Lost and FoundThe Beach House, Beach House Memories, Swimming Lessons, Beach House for Rent, Beach House Reunion, and On Ocean Boulevard. She is a 2018 inductee into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame, and her books have received numerous awards, including the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, the 2015 Southwest Florida Author of Distinction Award, the RT Lifetime Achievement Award, the International Book Award for Green Fiction, and the 2017 Southern Book Prize for Fiction. The Beach House is also a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. An active conservationist, she lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The Islanders is her first novel for middle-grade readers.

Angela May is a former television news journalist who helps promote great books and share important community stories as a media specialist. She’s been working with Mary Alice Monroe for more than a decade. This is their first book together! Angela lives with her family in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.