Author Elaine Neil Orr will be reading, talking and signing her latest novel, “Swimming Between Worlds,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Quarter Moon Books. Quarter Moon Books is located at 708 S. Anderson Blvd. in Topsail Beach.

Her novel is about civil rights; architecture and place; the wrenching experience of becoming an adult; first love; and ordinary people making extraordinary choices.

Elaine Neil Orr is professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where she teaches world literature.