Cathy Blanco at the Book Exchange on Canton Road has another big author's party lined up for Tuesday evening:
Come join us as we take an unforgettable trip to the Appalachians through stories told by two celebrated Southern writers, Ann Hite and Karen Spears Zacharias. Celebrating the release of their new novels, Hite’s The Storycatcher and Zacharias’ Mother of Rain, the evening will include a performance by the outstanding Bluegrass band Purely Acoustic.
The music of the three-member band will provide a realistic background and atmosphere for the mountain women’s storytelling show presented by Hite and Zacharias. Costumed in clothing appropriate to their novels’ mountain settings, the two authors will speak their Appalachian tales in the voices of the characters in their September releases.
Ann Hite’s The Storycatcher, the second book in her Black Mountain series, is a haunting gothic novel set in the Depression-era South, and tells of two young women who form an unlikely alliance when the spirit of a dead woman takes up residence in their home. Hite’s first novel, Ghost On Black Mountain, was one of ten finalists for the Townsend Prize for Fiction in 2012 and she won the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year award for Best First Novel.
Mother of Rain, the first fictional work released by Karen Spears Zacharias, recounts the life of a young mountain woman. As a child in the rural mountain community of Christian Bend, the young girl heard “voices,” but eventually, the love of her husband Zeb and their shared passion for the Appalachian hills and rivers of East Tennessee helped quiet the voices. Zacharias is the author of several well-received non-fiction books featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and Newsweek.
RSVP at Book Exchange, 2932 Canton Road, Marietta, call 770-427-4848, or visit the store’s Facebook page, BOOK EXCHANGE/MARIETTA, GA. $7 entry fee.