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Author On the Bookcase: Susan Gregg Gilmore

Author On the Bookcase
Susan Gregg Gilmore

Thrilled to welcome Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove, to On the Bookcase. Susan novel's tells the story of Bezellia Grove, the daughter of Nashville's most prominent families. She is expected to embrace her position in high society. Nobody in Nashville has a bigger name to live up to than. In 1960's Nashville, relationships are complicated, where society remains neatly ordered by class, status and skin color. Bezellia and Samuel, son of her nanny, and the family's handyman, have a clandestine affair. Their romance is met with anger and fear from both families. In a time and place where rebelling against the rules carries a steep price.

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Southern Festival of Books: National Reading Group Month Signature Event

I'm off this Thursday for the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. Once again, I will be attending the signature event for the National Reading Group Month. This is always great fun.

The author panel will be held at a breakfast on Saturday, October 9.

The authors on the panel are:

Melanie Benjamin, Alice I Have Been, Tom Franklin,Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Sena Jeter Naslund, Adam & Eve
Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Lee Smith, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger

I'll write the juicy details when I get back.

Any one in Nashville? Come on down!

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