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E&H [OPEN] Book Club (w/author appearance!)
SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT - Author Laura Hunter will join us for our next meeting on November 14 from 5:30-7:30!
Ernest & Hadley Books’ Open Book Club read works by local authors from the West Alabama area. One of the perks: the authors frequent our meetings! We’d just love to have you join us If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can always follow along on Goodreads (E&H - Tuscaloosa). And don’t forget: you can save 20% on current and future book club reads in-store by mentioning the E&H Book Club at checkout. Love your local!
BELOVED MOTHER - A story of the lives of three women, tightly woven together and surviving the harsh societal environment of an Appalachian mining town in the early to mid-1900s. Two religions contrast with each other--the Cherokee spirits of the native people and the Old Testament God of the white settlers--as each woman struggles to find her place. Love and hate, marriage and adultery, childbirth and abortion, all have their parts to play. Beloved Mother accurately portrays the evilness in humanity, in which the wicked corrupt the innocent to create a vicious cycle of abuse, until one person--with a heart of understanding and forgiveness--has the courage to end it.
Laura Hunter was raised in Alabama hill country and now lives near Tuscaloosa. She has published 16 award-winning fiction pieces, nine poems, in addition to the numerous articles published through different media outlets. She has written a collection of fictional short stories focused on Copeland's Crossing, Alabama, which is waiting on publication. Her latest work is a novel centered on actual experimentation on and sterilization of a young female of color in mid-20th century Alabama entitled Beloved Mother. Beloved Mother is set to be released Spring 2019.