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|Author Event! "One Good Mama Bone" by Bren McClain|
Event Type: Adults|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Bren McClain, author of a new book titled One Good Mama Bone, discusses the book at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 19 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.Library: East Bank Regional Library Map
This event is free of charge and open to the public. Members of the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library will be available to sell books to anyone who is interested in purchasing them.
Set in early 1950s rural South Carolina, One Good Mama Bone chronicles Sarah Creamer’s quest to find her “mama bone,” after she is left to care for a boy who is not her own but instead is the product of an affair between her husband and her best friend and neighbor, a woman she calls “Sister.” When her husband drinks himself to death, Sarah, a dirt-poor homemaker with no family to rely on and the note on the farm long past due, must find a way for her and young Emerson Bridge to survive. But the more daunting obstacle is Sarah’s fear that her mother’s words, seared in her memory since she first heard them at the age of six, were a prophesy, “You ain’t got you one good mama bone in you, girl.”
Bren McClain was born and raised on a beef cattle and grain farm in Anderson, South Carolina. She has a degree in English from Furman University; is an experienced media relations, radio, and television news professional; and currently works as a communications confidence coach. She is a two-time winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project and the recipient of the 2005 Fiction Fellowship by the South Carolina Arts Commission. An excerpt from One Good Mama Bone was named a 2012 finalist for the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Award for a Novel-in-Progress. This is McClain’s first novel.
For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Napoleon Room
Contact: Chris Smith
Contact Number: 504-889-8143
Presenter: Chris Smith