- By Candace Brennan
- Posted Monday, August 29, 2011
4th Thursday Book Club Welcomes Cameron Kent
Join the 4th Thursday Book Club at Central Library to meet North Carolina author Cameron Kent and explore his novel, The Road to Devotion, this year’s On the Same Page, community read selection.
Cameron Kent is the Emmy award winning news anchor at WXII-TV in Winston-Salem. He's also the author of two previous books, Make Me Disappear and When the Ravens Die. His film credits include movies shown on NBC, HBO, Lifetime, and at the American Film Institute. Cameron and his family attend Highland Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, and are actively involved in Habitat for Humanity.
The Road to Devotion
When young Sarah Talton’s father suddenly passes away in the summer of 1860, she is left with a teenaged sister to care for, the family farm to run and slaves to oversee. Determined to keep her family’s land out of the hands of opportunists, she finds in herself her father’s iron will and hardhearted demeanor. After falling in love with a French merchant who speaks no English, Sarah turns to French speaking runaway slave who brings them together. Through her experiences and her friendship with Jacquierie, Sarah begins to question the values instilled by her father and upheld by her Winston, North Carolina community. The Civil War looms, community leaders clamor for blood and obedience, yet Sarah finds herself traveling a road that will lead either to her ruin or to her freedom.
Our program is free and open to the public. The author will sign your copies of The Road to Devotion after the program. Copies will also be available for purchase. For more information please contact Candace Brennan by phone at 336-703-3020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 22nd (12:00 - 2:00 pm)
Central Library Auditorium