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MAY COBB - Big Woods

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
Big Woods Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738757810
Availability: Unavailable. Orders will be auto-cancelled.
Published: Midnight Ink - July 8th, 2018





Tuesday, July 10 at 7PM

speaking & signing
Big Woods

In Conversation with Suzy Spencer






"Stephen King's Stand by Me collides with Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects in this exceptional thriller. Gutsy, gripping--and pitch-perfect in its resurrection of an era long gone."--A. J. Finn, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Woman in the Window

It's 1989 in the sleepy town of Longview, Texas, when ten-year-old Lucy disappears. Her parents, the police, and the community all brace for the worst, assuming her body will soon be found in Big Woods. Just like the other unsolved kidnappings.

But then Lucy's fourteen-year-old sister, Leah, starts having dreams about Lucy--dreams that reveal startling clues as to what happened. Leah begins her own investigation, and soon she meets a reclusive widow who may hold the key to finding Lucy . . . if only she can find the courage to come forward.

Delving into the paranoia surrounding satanic cults in the 1980s, Big Woods is an emotionally wrought, propulsive thriller about the enormity of grief, the magical bond between sisters, and a small town's dark secrets.


May Cobb is a novelist and freelance writer based in Austin, Texas. Big Woods was selected as the Winner in the 2015 Writer's League of Texas Manuscript Contest, and the pitch to Big Woods was selected as the Winner for the 2016 NaNoWriMo Pitchapalooza. May earned her MA in Literature from San Francisco State University and has spent the past several years researching and writing a book about the late jazz great, Rahsaan Roland Kirk (forthcoming). Her essays and interviews have appeared in The Washington Post, The Rumpus, Edible Austin, and Austin Monthly. Visit her online at


Suzy Spencer is a journlist and author of five nonfiction books, including Wasted, which was a New York Times bestsellerBreaking Point, the story of Houston mother Andrea Yates; and Secret Sex Lives: A Year on the Fringes of American Sexuality, which is a memoir about her journalistic research into Americans’ alternative sex practices. Secret Sex Lives was named a Publishers Weekly Editor’s Pick, a Barnes & Noble Editor's Recommendation, and a Kinsey Institute Recommended Read. And just like May Cobb’s Big Woods, it had its launch party at BookPeople. 

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