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Halls Signature Events at 5 Faber, 5 Faber St, Charleston, SC
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 11:30am – 12:30pm

“Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series Luncheon Deb Spera Call Your Daughter Home
Here’s your chance to have lunch with your favorite author! On June 13th at Halls Signature Events, you’ll enjoy three courses by Hall’s executive chef Robyn Guisto, excellent company and a discussion of Deb Spera’s new book.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Its 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die at the hands of an abusive husband. Retta is navigating a harsh world as a first-generation freed slave, still employed by the Coles, influential plantation proprietors who once owned her family. Annie is the matriarch of the Coles family and must come to terms with the terrible truth that has ripped her family apart.

These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to the terrible injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta and Annie, Call Your Daughter Home is an audacious, timeless story about the power of family, deep-buried secrets and the ferocity of motherhood.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Deborah Spera is a two-time nominee and finalist for the Kirkwood literary prize as well as The Montana Prize in Fiction. She has been published in Sixfold, The Wascana Review, Pennsylvania English and L.A. Yoga Journal. Shes the co-author of a play produced by Actors Theater Of Louisville, and has held residency at Hedgebrook, a writers retreat for women.

Born and raised in Kentucky, she now resides in Los Angeles where she owns her own television company, One-Two Punch Productions. She has executive produced Criminal Minds, Army Wives and Reaper.

“Call Your Daughter Home” is her first novel.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with the author. In addition to three creative courses by Halls Executive Chef Robyn Guisto, the cash bar will feature specialty cocktails and wines.

Refunds may be issued for any reason up to 24 hours before the event.”

Event Type: Book Signing/Reading, Food and Drinks
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