Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Susan Rebecca White--Georgia Author

On Monday, February 9, beginning at 7 pm (reception at 6 pm), debut Atlanta author Susan Rebecca White will present her new novel, Bound South, at the Margaret Mitchell House and Literary Center in Atlanta. The event is free for Margaret Mitchell House members, $5 for Atlanta History Center members, and $10 for non-members.

Ms. White is a native Atlantan. Her new book, Bound South, tells the story of three contemporary Atlanta women and their interwoven lives.

With all due respect to other cultures around the world, as well as to other regions of the United States, there cannot possibly be anywhere else on the planet where the word “Mother” carries so much weight as it does in the American South. God bless mothers everywhere. But where else can a fifty-year-old professional man still refer to his mother as “Mama” and have that be perfectly acceptable?

Bound South is a solid and enjoyable read (think, The Joy Luck Club meets Driving Miss Daisy). Ms. White clearly knows her subjects and settings. The book has much “old south” in it, but there’s no mistaking that it is a modern story. Mother-daughter relationships, dark humor, and quirky relatives are big selling points for this book. Mostly, though, it is a good story and well written.

Bound South ought to cause a stir in Atlanta. For that matter, it won’t be a surprise if the book becomes a big hit nationally.

Again, Ms. White will be reading and signing at the Margaret Mitchell House on February 9th. For more information about her, Bound South, or author appearances, see her website at right.


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