Author Phoebe Rowe to sign books at Browseabout June 3

May 25, 2023

Browseabout Books will host author Phoebe Rowe, a Delaware native, as she signs copies of her debut novel “Swan Light” from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 3, at 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach.

A sweeping, emotional tale of hope and perseverance, Swan Light weaves together the stories of two people separated by a century but connected by family, purpose and one extraordinary lighthouse.

In 1913, 83-year-old Silvestre Swan has dedicated his life to the care of his Newfoundland lighthouse. His petition to relocate Swan Light from its precarious cliff's edge is going unheard by town patriarch Cort Rolandt, until a terrible storm brings an unlikely ally into Swan's life. But is it too late for the stone lighthouse?

In 2014, marine archaeologist Mari Adams's attempts to fund her search for the notorious SS Californian are realized when she accepts a job to find the remains of Swan Light, rumored to have collapsed into the sea 100 years ago. She teams up with salvager Julian Henry, and the pair unearth more than they bargained for in their search for the ruins. But when a group of treasure hunters threatens their mission, their hunt for the truth turns dangerous.

As past and present collide, the secrets hiding on the ocean floor begin to surface. Can Mari find the answers she is looking for, and at what price?

Rowe was born and raised in Wilmington, and currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she works as a brand copywriter.

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