Serena Burdick is the author of Girl in the Afternoon, published by St. Martin’s Press on July 12, 2016. Her second historical novel, House of Mercy, will be published by Harper Perennial in summer 2019.
Girl in the Afternoon is a suspenseful family drama set against the backdrop of Belle Epoque Paris, the Impressionist movement, and a labyrinth of secrets. The Savarays are at the center of bourgeois Parisian society, supporters of the Impressionist movement, friends of Édouard Manet, and relatively unaffected by the Franco-Prussian war raging beyond their estate–until their beloved adopted son Henri, a burgeoning artist, disappears early one morning, and 18-year-old Aimée Savaray sets out to find him. But Henri doesn’t want to be found…and only one member of the family knows why.
Serena has a background in theater and modeling, and currently lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.