Author of “Bloodroot” will read at UT Libraries

AmyGreene2Novelist Amy Greene will read at Writers in the Library on Monday, October 17, at 7 p.m., in the University of Tennessee’s John C. Hodges Library Auditorium. Her debut novel, Bloodroot, a family saga set in the Smoky Mountains, has been called a “spot-on account of a land and its people — with its old-fashioned Scots-Irish dialect and its close-knit communities, its homespun Christianity and its folk remedies.” The story is narrated by different members of the Lamb family and follows the family’s history from the Great Depression to the present, telling a “dark and riveting story of the legacies — of magic and madness, faith and secrets, passion and loss — that haunt one family across the generations.”

Bloodroot has received numerous recognitions, including Booklist‘s Top 10 Debut Novels, the Best Debut Fiction list from Kirkus Reviews, and the Weatherford Award for fiction from the Appalachian Studies Association. Her second novel, Long Man, is forthcoming from Knopf.

Amy Greene was born and raised in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program of the UT Department of English. This reading is also sponsored by UT’s Ready For The World initiative and the UT Commission for Women.

For more information, contact Margaret Lazarus Dean, University of Tennessee Department of English, mdean4@nullutk.edu.

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