Reading and Signing with Bren McClain and Jana Sasser
Join us for a reading and signing with authors Bren McClain and Jana Sasser , June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Hub City Bookshop.
McClain's writing is described as distinguished by a sophisticated and detailed portrayal of the day-to-day realities of rural poverty and an authentic sense of time and place that marks the best southern fiction. Her characters transcend their archetypes and her animal-as-teacher theme recalls the likes of Water for Elephants and The Art of Racing in the Rain. One Good Mama Bone explores the strengths and limitations of parental love, the healing power of the human-animal bond, and the ethical dilemmas of raising animals for food.
One Good Mama Bone Set in early 1950's rural South Carolina, chronicles Sarah Creamer’s quest to find her “mama bone,” after her husband drinks himself to death and leaves behind his illegitimate son for her to take care of.
Sasser's debut novel Gradle Bird is about sixteen-year-old Gradle Bird, who has lived her entire life with her Grandpa, Leonard, at a seedy motel and truck stop off Georgia's I-16. But when Leonard moves her to a crumbling old house rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Ms. Annalee Spivey, Gradle is plunged into a lush, magical world much stranger and more dangerous than from the one she came.
Gradle Bird is an unusual tale of self-discovery and redemption that explores the infirmities of fatherly love, the complexities of human cruelty, and the consequences of guilt, proving they are possible to overcome no matter how dark and horrible the cause.