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Literary Luncheon: Elaine Neil Orr

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Main Street Books invites you to an author luncheon featuring Elaine Neil Orr at the newly open Davidson Icehouse. Converse with Elaine about her recently released novel, Swimming Between Worlds, over food and drink by purchasing your tickets below or in the store by May 1st. Tickets include admission to the luncheon, as well as an entree and beverage, which will be selected at the time of the event.

From the critically acclaimed writer of A Different Sun, Swimming Between Worlds is a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American civil rights movement.

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Tacker Hart left his home in North Carolina as a local high school football hero, but returns in disgrace after being fired from a prestigious architectural assignment. Kate Monroe's parents have died, leaving her the family home and the right connections in her Southern town, but a trove of disturbing letters sends her searching for the truth behind the comfortable life she's been bequeathed.

On the same morning but at different moments, Tacker and Kate encounter a young African-American, Gaines Townson, and their stories converge with his. As Winston-Salem is pulled into the tumultuous 1960s, these three Americans find themselves at the center of the civil rights struggle, coming to terms with the legacies of their pasts as they search for an ennobling future.