Time: August 28, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: City Lights Bookstore
Street: 3 E. Jackson St.
Website or Map: http://www.citylightsnc.com
Phone: (828) 586-9499
Event Type: reading/booksigning
Organized By: City Lights Bookstore
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2009
Amanda Gable will be at City Lights on Friday, August 28th at 7:00 p.m. to
read from her debut novel, entitled The Confederate General Rides
Growing up in Georgia in the 1960s, eleven-year-old Katherine McConnell, a precocious Civil War buff, is so fascinated by stories of the war's generals that she often imagines herself one of them. When Kat's mother wakes her early one morning for an impromptu road trip north to find antiques for a shop she wants to open, Kat seizes the opportunity for real adventure. As the navigator, Kat cleverly charts a course that takes them to battlefields and historic sites, following the path of her heroes. She hopes the trip also will provide her beautiful, impulsive mother the means for success. But as they travel farther from home, Kat discovers that each stop brings not only new experiences but new questions. When their journey comes to an abrupt halt in Gettysburg and Kat faces the threat of real tragedy, she must make an irrevocable choice about where their ultimate destination — and her loyalty — lies.