Today, Vicki chats with Luanne Rice about her latest novel, The Silver Boat. Later, she welcomes Dolen Perkins-Valdez to discuss her first full length novel, Wench.  But first Vicki speaks with Croix Sather regarding his inspirational journey from a life-threatening injury as a child to running 100 marathons in 100 days!

Croix Sather’s story is one of inspiration and miracle.  As a teen, he was a superstar swimmer, seemingly destined for greatness in the sport, when a drunk driver hit him head on.  The diagnosing neurosurgeon told his parents he would be a vegetable for life if he survives the night.  He survived the ordeal, but became a troublemaker, slipping by and greatly underacheiving.  Fast forward to today, and Croix is a four time ironman triathelete, who is currently running 100 marathons in 100 days, all after giving a seminar each morning.  Learn more in his book Dream Big Act Big.

Luanne Rice makes her return to Viking with The Silver Boat, a novel that is at once heart-warming and heart-wrenching. Three far-flung sisters return home to say their final goodbyes to the beloved family beach house, and what they discover sends them on a memorable trip to their ancestral homeland. NY Times Bestseller Rice has earned a devoted following around the world… her 28 novels have been translated into 24 languages.

Dolen Perkins-Valdez is a graduate of Harvard whose essays and fiction have appeared in several national publications. Wench is her first novel.

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