Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Visit With Gin Phillips!

The library's book group, The Bookies, had a GREAT visit this past Tuesday when Gin Phillips, author of our June book The Well and the Mine came to visit.
Here is a photo of our lovely group - Gin is the cute blonde in the front row.
If you have not read The Well and the Mine yet, PLEASE grab a copy and do so. It's set in Carbon Hill, AL in the 1930s - a coal mining town where residents deal with the harsh realities of work in the mines and low wages. The story begins when a young girl, Tess, witnesses a woman throw a baby into her family's well. I found this story absolutely engrossing and our Bookies did too! If you like Southern Fiction and stories set in Alabama, you will LOVE this one!
Other books that The Bookies said reminded them of The Well and the Mine included Ava's Man by Rick Bragg and Lee Smith's Fair and Tender Ladies.
The Bookies will read Cutting for Stone next month, although the author is not going to be joining us ;)

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