Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Karen Allen, March 18

Blue Bicycle Books welcomes Karen Allen on Fri. March 18, 5 – 7 pm to sign copies of her novel Beaufort 1849.

In this antebellum tale, Jasper Wainwright, a progressive thinker who returns to Beaufort with his freed slave and finds that in his absence, his home city has flourished into a haven for wealthy planters and hotheaded sucessionists. Though he has no desire to stay, he remains in Beaufort to pursue the lovely Cara. As the cries for sucession grow louder, Jasper tries to convince local planters that gradual emancipation and transition to a wage-based economy could avert the coming storm of war.


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