Fiction Addiction Bookclub Party featuring Southern Author Daren Wang
Are you in a bookclub? Thinking about joining or starting a bookclub? Like to read "bookclub-type books"? Then come join us for another Bookclub Party on Wednesday, November 1st, at 6pm at Fiction Addiction! Store owner Jill Hendrix will present suggested titles for bookclubs, Southern author Daren Wang will talk about his new novel, The Hidden Light of Northern Fires (Thomas Dunne, hardcover, $26.99), and we will be serving wine and cheese and giving away a number of "advance reader copies."
Tickets are $15 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets may be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540. We prepare gift bags in advance for our attendees, so please make sure to RSVP.
Rooted in the history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line, Daren Wang's The Hidden Light of Northern Fires tells a story of redemption amidst a war that tore families and the country apart.
Mary Willis has always been an outcast, an abolitionist in a town of bounty hunters and anti-Union farmers. After college, she dreams of exploring the country, but is obligated to take over the household duties and management of her family's farm, while her brother Leander avoids his own responsibilities. Helping runaways is the only thing that makes her life in Town Line bearable.
When escaped slave Joe Bell collapses in her father's barn, Mary is determined to help him cross to freedom in nearby Canada. But the wounded fugitive is haunted by his vengeful owner, who relentlessly hunts him up and down the country, and his sister, still trapped as a slave in the South.
As the countryside is riled by the drumbeat of civil war, rebels and soldiers from both sides bring intrigue and violence of the brutal war to the town and the farm, and threaten to destroy all that Mary loves.
About the author:
Daren Wang is the Founding Executive Director of the Decatur Book Festival. Before launching the festival, he had a twenty-year career in public radio, both national and local. Wang has written for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Paste Magazine, Five Points magazine, among others. The Hidden Light of Northern Fires is his first novel.
ABOUT FICTION ADDICTION
Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Jimmy John's, and Boardwalk). For more information, visit our website at http://www.fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540.
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