Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

The Truthful Story with Helen Stine, Sun. Oct. 16, 3 pm


the-truthful-storyJoin us Sun., Oct. 16, 3 pm as Helen Stine discusses and signs copies of her new novel The Truthful Story (Cardinal Press, hb., 220 pp., $24).

About the book: When ten-year-old Genevieve Donovan’s Nannie dies mysteriously in the Lowcountry river she’s loved and lived near all her life, Genny and her family are heartbroken. In 1960s South Carolina, new industry is encroaching on old country, and Genny fears her grandmother may have gotten in the way of so-called progress. What’s more, ever since Nannie passed, Genny has been hearing and seeing things she’s not sure she can share with anyone except her mother, whose own grief is making it harder and harder to get through to her. As Genny struggles to understand justice, healing, and a world in which Nannie is gone but still present, The Truthful Story traces a family’s journey through the pain of loss and the survival of love.

About the author: Helen grew up near Charleston, in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. After receiving an English degree from the College of Charleston, she raised a family, traveled extensively, and pursued a career in education, but she never lost touch with the powerful sense of place and family her childhood home imbued in her.


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