Time and Place in Historical Fiction

Thu. March 19, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton), Michael Parker (Prairie Fever), and Deb Spera (Call Your Daughter Home) discuss their historical novels and how archival research and deeply developed characters can be used to evoke a time and place amidst rich narratives. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“[The Confessions of Frannie Langton is] a startling, compelling historical debut novel… should be on top of your vacation reading pile.”—The Washington Post

“The novel is timeless and riveting in its strangeness… Parker’s gift for language transcends its 1900s setting, finds its peak expression in the sisters’ letters, as incisive and deadpan as Charles Portis’ True Grit.”—Vogue

Call Your Daughter Home succeeds in painting an atmospheric portrait of the pre-Depression South.”—NPR

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