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On the Road with Mesha Maren

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Readers, strap in for a rollicking good time with Mesha Maren, author of Sugar Run.

Inspired by the atmosphere of this extraordinary narrative, Main Street Books will host Mesha and her readers at Hattie's Tap & Tavern, a neighborhood pub with lots of character located in the Plaza neighborhood of Charlotte. Don’t feel like tackling I-77 these days? Not to worry! We’ve chartered a bus to transport readers from Main Street Books’ front door to Hattie’s front door. The bus will depart from Davidson at 6 pm and riders can expect a variety of on board shenanigans. For more information about bus tickets, please click the button below.

At Hattie’s, guests who purchase (or have purchased) a copy of Sugar Run from Main Street Books will be entitled to one free beverage. Readers will have an opportunity to mingle with one another and with the author, before she offers a reading, remarks, and a book signing.

At 8:30 pm, following the book signing, readers can ride the bus back to town or remain at Hattie’s for live music and continued fun until 10:15 pm, when the bus will again ferry readers from Charlotte to Davidson.

We are deeply excited about this book, this author, and this event, and we hope you join us as we embark on this book-inspired adventure!


Buzz for Sugar Run:

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“Darkly engrossing … Maren draws the reader into a world of shifting allegiances, small-town bigotry, draining poverty, pervasive substance abuse, and secrets as destructive as the blasts used in fracking on the property down the road from the farm. The author skillfully handles a dual plot, alternating chapters set in the near-present and 20 years before. The novel’s noir tone and taut suspense are enriched by Maren’s often lovely prose, especially in descriptions of the natural world, and sharp observations … This impressive first novel combines beautifully crafted language and a steamy Southern noir plot to fine effect.” -Kirkus

Charles Frazier reviewed Sugar Run for the New York Times Book Review

NPR’s Scott Simon interviewed Mesha Maren on Weekend Edition

Earlier Event: March 27
Moving Stories with Camerin
Later Event: March 30
Book Signing: Hope Andersen