With the emotional richness of Sweet Home Alabama, this new novel by Audrey Ingram, The River Runs South is the story of Camille Taylor, whose life in the city breaks apart when her husband dies unexpectedly.

With her daughter in tow, she begins a new life on the Alabama Coast where she herself was raised, but the once-calming waters are polluted with runoff from an abandoned development. A local fisherman is suing the sites’s owners. Camille’s father is among them. Camille joins her father’s defense team, but with her own fears of a damaged ecosystem, she wonders if she’s right, especially when she falls in love with the fisherman on the other side of the battle. How can Camille decide what’s right, and what’s wrong–for her hometown, and for her heart?

Virginia Festival of the Book Preview Events bring authors across the state before the main Festival in Charlottesville on March 20-24. Preview events are sponsored by Michelle and David Baldacci. This event is presented in partnership with Bluebird & Co., an independent bookstore in Crozet.

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  • This event is free, but advance registration is required.
  • For Covid protocol, please see our Festival Info page. For accessibility needs, contact Ray Nedzel by March 1.
  • All Festival authors and speakers represent themselves, and do not speak on behalf of Virginia Humanities or the University of Virginia.

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