Author Talk July 17: Mary Carter Bishop-"Don't You Ever"

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mary Carter Bishop will present her memoir of family and the consequences of secrets with a reading, discussion and signing Tuesday, July 17 at 7 pm. Bishop, a former Roanoke Times reporter has written a heartfelt story of finding and losing the brother she never knew existed. 

Factory Man author Beth Macy calls Bishop's book "an openhearted and unflinching look at a family history that is equal parts love story and requiem for a brother she barely knew. Bishop turns her formidable investigative journalism skills inward to unearth long-simmering class and culture divides in bucolic rural Virginia."

A Publishers Weekly starred review says "Don't You Ever "took an honest and raw look at [Bishop's] family in this heartbreaking memoir." adding This powerful tale lays bare the cancer of shame its often devastating results." The book has been selected as a Summer 2018 Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Bookseller Association and received positive reviews in the Charlotte Observer and Atlanta Journal Constitution and from Kirkus Reviews and BookList.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
16 Church Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24175
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Don't You Ever: My Mother and Her Secret Son Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062400734
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Published: Harper - July 3rd, 2018