Dr. Virginia Van der Veer Hamilton - Alabama author & historian will be at Emmet O'Neal Library on Thursday, Oct. 29th 6:30 p.m. for a reception with light refreshments and book signing. She will give a talk, read from her newest book, and answer questions from the audience from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Hamilton's new book is Teddy's Child: Growing Up In The Anxious Southern Gentry Between The Great Wars. Here is the description courtesy of the publisher:
Historian and biographer Virginia Hamilton explores the deep roots of family and place in her coming-of-age memoir set in Birmingham, Alabama, in the period between the World Wars I and II. Born into a family of journalists and writers, she lived a life charmed with books, interesting people, good school, and travel. Yet there were shadows of both the genteel poverty her family fell into during the Great Depression and of mental depression and what were then called nervous disorders. As a historian, Hamilton has long been admired for her prose style and the vigor of her research. Here she brings her talents to the chronicle of her own lineage and her discoveries of the commonalities that transcend generations. Supplemented by images of family memorabilia, Teddy's Child reveals the complex structures of race, class, and gender in a Deep South city during the 1920s and 1930s.
Little Professor Book Center will be selling books at the event, be sure to come by and grab one - this book will make a GREAT holiday or birthday gift for someone special!
The evening is free and should be a fantastic event, don't miss it!
For more information, please contact me: Katie Moellering Adult Services Librarian, at email@example.com