Charleston Psychiatrist Carol Graf signs stunning novel debut

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Books on Broad will host Carol Graf, author of The Hours Between Us, on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 803-713-7323 M-S. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

Kai Ingerson was motivated to become a psychiatrist after a childhood of dysfunction with her tempestuous and manic-depressive grandmother, Dumpling. Now divorced, in private practice and raising two teenagers, she starts work with Stephanie, a young grad student with acute leukemia, who has returned to Charleston and its mystic healing waters and marsh, to fight for her life. Stephanie braves the revelations of shocking family secrets while Kai seeks peace with her own past as the therapy unfolds. Both women emerge with new capacities for love, life, and spiritual truths. Set against a lush Lowcountry backdrop of Spanish moss, salt marshes, silent oaks, and the pounding sea, The Hours Between Us is an artful exploration of the heartbreaking struggles and unbreakable spirits of two extraordinary women. This is a powerful work from a novelist whose story reflects her real-life experiences as a psychiatrist in Charleston.

Carol Graf was born surrounded by the great plains of Oklahoma. Her parents’ decision to return “home” to South Carolina when she was five changed her life irrevocably. For the next ten years, her family was caught in the emotional turbulence and dysfunction of her mother’s extended family. She graduated from the University of South Carolina and then went on to be one of only three women in her graduation class at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she completed her residency in psychiatry in 1976. Entering the private practice of psychiatry in Charleston, South Carolina, she spent over thirty years working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. She married her current husband, Alex Beard, in 1991, combining their two sets of children into a blended family. Alex and Carol live on deep water on a salt marsh in Charleston.

Books on Broad is an independent book store and coffee shop located in downtown historic Camden proudly serving SC roasted King Bean coffee and offering a broad selection of new, used, and collectible books. Books on Broad is open Monday through Friday 7:30 am – 6 pm, and Saturday 7:30 am – 4 pm. Shop from the website 24/7 at


944 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020

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