Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Adelicia: Grace, Grit, and Gumption with Joyce Blaylock, Wed., Oct. 3, 5 pm

Join us Wed., Oct. 3, 5 pm as Joyce Blaylock will be here to sign her new novel Adelicia: Grace, Grit, and Gumption (Carvyl Publishing, pb., 656 pp., $20).

Adelicia: Grace, Grit, and Gumption is an historical fiction based on Adelicia Hayes’s life and historical events of the time. Twenty-one, self-willed and ambitious, Adelicia steps into the Nashville of 1838, as it is making its transition from frontier town to enterprising city. After her first husband’s death, she arguably becomes the wealthiest woman in America. However, her wealth offers little protections against the sufferings of the human heart, and Adelicia has her share. Adelicia’s universal and timeless appeal is driven by the enthralling adventures of the compelling heroine, and the numerous sub-plots that keep both dialogue and narrative active.

Joyce Blaylock has taught English Literature at both the high school and university level. Among the numerous awards she has received are the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for the Dante Institute, the Frist Foundation Grant to study Dante in Italy, and the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. A lover of historical research and libraries, she serves on the board of the Giles County Public Library where she enjoys her farm in Lynneville, Tennessee. Ms. Blaylock lives in Nashville with her husband, Steve, and Gabby, the cat.

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