Main Street Books invites you to an author luncheon featuring Donna Everhart at the Davidson Icehouse.
Donna Everhart is a North Carolina native and a USA Today best selling author. Her first novel, The Education of Dixie Dupree, was an Indie Next Pick and was long-listed for the Southern Book Prize (formerly the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize). Converse with Donna about her latest novel, The Road to Bittersweet, over food and drink by purchasing your tickets below or in the store by June 23rd. Tickets include admission to the luncheon, as well as an entree and beverage.
Set in the Carolinas in the 1940s, The Road to Bittersweet is a beautifully written, evocative account of a young woman reckoning not just with the unforgiving landscape, but with the rocky emotional terrain that leads from innocence to wisdom.
For fourteen-year-old Wallis Ann Stamper and her family, life in the Appalachian Mountains is simple and satisfying, though not for the tenderhearted. While her older sister, Laci—a mute, musically gifted savant—is constantly watched over and protected, Wallis Ann is as practical and sturdy as her name. When the Tuckasegee River bursts its banks, forcing them to flee in the middle of the night, the Stamper family must begin a perilous journey from their ruined home to the hill country of South Carolina, where Ann develops a friendship with Clayton who has eyes only for Laci. As jealousy and betrayal threaten to accomplish what hardship never could—divide the family for good—Wallis Ann makes a decision that will transform them all in unforeseeable ways.