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***** UPDATED ***** When Ren was only twelve years old, she lost her older brother, Scott, to a car crash. Since then, Scott has been a presence in her life, appearing as a snatch of song or a reflection in the moonlight. Now, twenty-five years later, her talent for connecting with the ghosts around her has made her especially sensitive as an archaeologist. More than just understanding the bare outline of how our ancestors lived, Ren is dedicated to re-creating lives and stories, to breathing life into those who occupied this world long before us. Now she is on the cusp of the most important discovery of her career, and it is ghosts who are guiding her way. But what do two long-dead Mimbres women have to tell Ren about herself? And what message do they have about her developing relationship with a fellow archaeologist, the first man to really know her since her brother's death? Come In and Cover Me is the moving story of a woman learning to let go of the past in order to move forward with her own future. Written with the same warmth and depth of feeling that drew readers to The Well and the Mine, Phillips's debut, Come In and Cover Me is a haunting and engrossing new novel. Hawthorne Books published Gin Phillips' first novel, "The Well and the Mine," in February 2008. The book received the Barnes & Noble Discover Award in 2009 and Riverhead, an imprint of Penguin Books, rereleased it the same year. An edition is available in the U.K., with German, Italian, Brazilian, Korean and Taiwanese editions to come. Phillips worked as freelance writer for nearly a decade. Admission to the Ivy Hall Writers Series is $15 per person. Admission is free for SCAD students, professors and staff with a valid ID. A book signing is available after the event with the purchase of a book. For more information, contact Lee Barry Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 253-3324. (jasbro)… (mais)
Localização do evento: Ivy Hall, 179 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia
A return visit by Gin Phillips - Written with the same warmth and depth of feeling that drew readers to The Well and The Mine, Phillips's haunting and engrossing new novel, Come In and Cover Me, re-imagines the American Southwest's prehistoric Mimbres culture and its leap into supernatural territory. This is a return visit to FoxTale for Gin, so let’s give her a Woodstock welcome! (jasbro)… (mais)
In 1931 Carbon Hill, a small Alabama coal-mining town, nine-year-old Tess Moore watches a woman shove the cover off the family well and toss in a baby without a word. For the Moore family, focused on helping anyone in need during the Great Depression, the apparent murder forces them to face the darker side of their community and question the motivations of family and friends. Backbreaking work keeps most of the townspeople busy from dawn to dusk, and racial tensions abound. For parents, it's a time when a better life for the children means sacrificing health, time, and every penny that can be saved. For a miner, returning home after work is a possibility, not a certainty. However, next to daily thoughts of death, exhausting work, and race are the lingering pleasures of sweet tea, feather beds, and lightning bugs yet to be caught. The Well and the Mine is Gin Phillips' first novel. (jasbro)… (mais)
*****CALL (770) 516-9989 FOR TIME*****A tight-knit miner's family struggles against poverty and racism in Phillips's evocative first novel, set in Depression-era Alabama. When Tess witnesses a woman throwing a baby into their well, no one believes her until the dead child is found, and few are shocked. Tess, hounded by nightmares, and Virgie, on the cusp of womanhood and resistant to the thought of an early marriage to the local boys who court her, begin making inquiries of their own, visiting wives who've recently had babies and learning way more than they imagined. With a wisp of suspense, Phillips fully enters the lives of her honorable characters and brings them vibrantly to the page.*****CALL (770) 516-9989 FOR TIME***** (jasbro)… (mais)
Reading and signing. An assured & inspiring literary debut that explores the value of community, charity, family, & hope during times of hardship. In 1931 Carbon Hill, a small Alabama coal-mining town, nine-year-old Tess Moore sits on her back porch and watches a woman toss a baby into her family's well without a word. This shocking act of violence sets in motion a chain of events that forces Tess and her older sister Virgie to look beyond their own door and learn the value of compassion and lending a helping hand. (SkepticalSurveyor)… (mais)