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|Date & Time:||
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||Elders, Adult, College, High School|
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Milton Branch Library
Meeting Room C
855 Mayfield Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009-3035
|Cost:||All programs are free and open to the public.|
|Description:||Meet author Daren Wang as he discusses his debut novel The Hidden Light of Northern Fires.
A novel rooted in the remarkable, but little-known, true history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line.
When escaped slave Joe Bell collapses in her fathers barn, Mary Willis must ward off Confederate guerrillas and spies, Joes vengeful owner, and even her own brother to help the handsome fugitive cross to freedom.
Mary has always been an outcast, an outspoken abolitionist woman in a town of bounty hunters and anti-Union farmers. Helping runaways is the only thing that makes her life in Town Line bearable. As the countryside is riled by the drumbeat of civil war and the promise of an extravagant bounty for the wounded fugitive, Mary finds herself drawn to the stranger in forbidden ways. When rebels cross from nearby Canada intent on killing him, they bring the devastation of the brutal war to the town and the farm, and threaten to destroy all that Mary loves.
Interview with the author: http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/11/14/hidden-light-of-northern-fires-daren-wang
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Last Modified: November 22, 2017 at 2:49 PM
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