Last True Poets of the Sea

"The Last True Poets" by Julia Drake wil be discussed by Drake at White Birch Books on Wednesday, Oct. 9. (COURTESY PHOTO)

CONWAY — Debut author Julia Drake will be bringing her book tour to White Birch Books talking about her critically acclaimed novel “The Last True Poets of the Sea” on Wednesday, Oct. 9, starting at 6 p.m.

Targeted to teens, but a perfect example of an adult cross-over novel, “The Last True Poets of the Sea” introduces readers to the Larkin family. They aren’t just lucky — they persevere. At least that is what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told.

When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great grandmother didn’t drown like everyone else. She swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer.

But wrecks run in the family, too. Tall, funny and musical Violet can’t stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life.

Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family’s missing piece — the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children.

Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a century. She finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way.

White Birch Books is located in North Conway Village just south of the park, across from TD Bank.

This is a free event.

For more information, call (603) 356-3200 or go to

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