Thursday, January 17th
On the far side the view was nothing but ridgelines, the craggy silhouettes rising up against the night sky like the body of some dormant god. Jodi felt her breath go tight in her chest…As much as she had desired to return here, this place was itself a prison of sorts, and she could feel herself dissolving into it. Coming home was like disappearing in a way, she thought, slipping back into the past.
Jodi McCarty was only seventeen when she was sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter. After her release, she returns to the Appalachian mountains she left behind, searching for someone from the past. The homecoming proves a shock to the system in many ways. When she meets and falls in love with Miranda, the two try to make a new start, which may be impossible in a place that refuses to adapt and change. Sugar Run is the story of a very unique and particular woman, a queer woman from a working class Appalachian background, at once childlike and fierce, blind and wise, and above all else, very full of heart.
This book is available in hardcover ($26.95).
Mesha Maren in conversation with Morgan Babst discussing her book, Sugar Run. Mesha will sign books afterward.
If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.