"Claypole White's gift is her ability to put us into the troubled minds of her characters in a way that helps us not only understand them but fall in love with them as well."
—Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author
About The Gin Club
Luca Heywood is fighting to save the family farm he hates with handcrafted gin that captures the essence of Carolina. But when he discovers his alienated son is being bullied, he must embrace unlikely friendships, open his heart to an abused stray, and face the teen tragedy that defined his life. Maybe then he can create a new family on the land he once loved.
Bestselling author Barbara Claypole White was born in rural England, but writes and gardens in the forests of North Carolina. Her passion for chipping away at stereotypes of mental illness inspires quirky stories about troubled but courageous characters, complicated relationships, and crazy critters…topped off with a dollop of hope. She is also an OCD advocate for the A2A Alliance, a non-profit that promotes advocacy over adversity.
Praise for Barbara's Work
“An eye-opening and realistic exploration of mental illness—a topic that greatly deserves to be front and center.”
—Jodi Picoult #1 New York Times bestselling author on The Promise Between Us
"Claypole White does not merely write about people with mental illness—she inhabits them."
—Lee Smith, New York Times bestselling author on The Promise Between Us
“A challenging and important story about the difficulties of living with mental illness.”
—Kirkus Reviews on The Promise Between Us
“A masterfully written novel that is both difficult to put down, and difficult to forget after the final page.”
—Sally Hepworth New York Times bestselling author on Echoes of Family
"What a moving, funny, beautifully told story! You will ache for Felix and Harry, with their big, quirky brains and their good hearts … I love these characters and this book!"
—Marisa de Los Santos, New York Times bestselling author on The Perfect Son
"White's beautifully crafted novel demonstrates how two broken souls can find peace for themselves and their loved ones."
—Booklist on The In-Between Hour
"White's transoceanic love story deftly explores the challenges of conquering fears and relinquishing the past."
—Booklist on The Unfinished Garden
Podcast co-hosted with Page 158 Books
The podcast Barbara co-hosts with Sue Lucey of Page 158 Books is on hiatus, but will return soon. Previous episodes of A Book is a Never-Ending Story, in which they interview southern authors such as Wiley Cash and National Book Award Winner Jason Mott, can be accessed through podcasts.apple.com