History Book Festival to host talk with TaraShea Nesbit July 30

July 22, 2020

Bestselling author TaraShea Nesbit will join a live online discussion of her new novel, “Beheld,” a murder mystery set in the Plymouth Colony, at 5 p.m., Thursday, July 30, presented by the History Book Festival.

The book begins 10 years after the Mayflower Pilgrims established a community based on the dream of religious freedom. Plymouth is led by fervent Puritans who prohibit residents from living, trading and worshipping as they choose. The arrival of new colonists ratchets up the tension in this reframing of the history of the Pilgrims through the voices of two women of very different status and means. This story about a murder and a trial asks: Whose stories get told over time? Who gets believed? Who gets punished?

Nesbit is the author of the national bestseller “The Wives of Los Alamos.” She is an assistant professor and Altman Scholar at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

This Zoom event is free but registration is required. To register, go to and click on 2020 Events.  

Copies of “Beheld” with signed archival bookplates are available from the festival’s official bookseller, Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, as well as at Biblion in Lewes. The festival encourages readers to support local independent bookstores. Copies also may be borrowed from the Lewes Public Library.

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