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Author Susanne Dewitt Hall Returns to the Northshore – PUBLIC BOOK LAUNCH

October 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Author Suzanne DeWitt Hall returns to the Northshore to celebrate the launch of her debut novel, THE LANGUAGE OF BODIES (Woodhall Press, October 2022), which Wally Lamb describes as “…a film noir between covers… dark, tense, and sexy.” The event will be held at 7:00PM in St. Paul’s Church, Newburyport on Friday, October 14, 2022. DeWitt Hall will read a few short passages, explain the local connections, answer questions, and then sign books while guests enjoy sips and nibbles.

The event is free and open to the public. Jabberwocky Books will be on hand with copies of the novel for those who want them.


Suzanne Dewitt Hall (she/her/hers) is the author of Where True Love Is devotionals, the Living in Hope series which supports the family and friends of transgender people, The Path of Unlearning faith deconstruction books, and the Rumplepimple adventures.   She’s been a contributor for the Huffington Post, Impact Magazine, and Cognoscenti. Author interview requests can be sent to


Maddie Wells’ life spirals out of control after the murder of her wife Char, a transgender woman of color. Hunger for vengeance drives Maddie to take a job at a wax museum near the murderer’s hometown, where she studies revenge and plots how to strike back. Befriending the murderer’s wife is the first stage in Maddie’s plan to make him pay.

The Language of Bodies probes the seduction of vengeance using vivid, sensual imagery to explore how love transcends the particulars of body parts, and how revenge blurs the line between victim and perpetrator, hero and villain. It’s a gorgeous, dark tale about the enduring power of love, and the human spirit’s unwillingness to give up.

The novel is a great read for October, featuring a vintage wax museum, a haunted hotel, and a mystical shrine, all as the setting for the main character’s journey for revenge after the murder of her wife, a transgender woman of color.

St. Paul’s Church

Newburyport, Massachusetts United States + Google Map