Secrets and Lies: Haunting Historical Fiction

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Wed. March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Authors Kathleen Grissom (Glory Over Everything), Brooke Obie (Book of Addis: Cradled Embers), and Susan Rivers (The Second Mrs. Hockaday) share their stories privilege, enslavement, families, and secrets.

Why should you attend?

“Grissom’s lyrical storytelling is rich with period details, and the novel can be read as either a memorable standalone or a captivating sequel to The Kitchen House.” ─Publisher’s Weekly

“If this book is any indicator, Rivers is a promising talent and an adroit storyteller . . . A compulsively readable work that takes on the legacy of slavery in the United States, the struggles specific to women, and the possibilities for empathy and forgiveness.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[Book of Addis] is a brilliant piece of work.” ─Susan Cheever, award-winning/best-selling author, Drinking in America: Our Secret History