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43rd Annual Book and Author EventMarch 3, 2014 - March 4, 2014 6:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Hosted by Friends of the Library at Queens
The annual Book and Author events have established a reputation for excellence throughout the Charlotte community. This spring, Friends of the Library at Queens is proud to welcome authors Wiley Cash and Ishmael Beah for the 43rd Annual Book & Author Luncheon.
Evening Reception: March 3rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Everett Library
Luncheon: March 4th, 12pm to 1:30pm in Frances Young Dining Room - Morrison Hall
A wine reception will begin at 11:00am in the Trexler foyer preceding the luncheon.
Wiley Cash, a native North Carolinian, is a New York Times best-selling author. Cash's novels A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road To Mercy are inspired by childhood memories. Both compelling novels share elements of truth and fiction, ruled by the theme of mercy. A Land More Kind Than Home was included on best of 2012 lists by Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Books-a-Million, and many others. The Dark Road to Mercy will appear in stores on January 28, 2014.
Cash graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a degree in Literature. He currently resides in Wilmington with his wife where he teaches Fiction and Non-Fiction Writing at Southern New Hampshire University.
Ishmael Beah was born in Sierra Leone and moved to the United States when he was 18 years old. He has a degree in Political Science from Oberlin College in Ohio. Beah has addressed the United Nations and the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities and is a member of the Human Rights Watch Children's Rights Division Advisory Committee.
Ishmael's novel, A Long Way Gone: Memories of a Boy Soldier recalls the gripping details of his experience in Sierra Leone. Beah's new novel, The Radiance of Tomorrow, was introduced January of 2014.