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Acclaimed Author, Michel Stone, To Visit Davidson

by | Oct 24, 2018 | Arts & Entertainment, Local Businesses

Acclaimed author, Michel Stone, is going to visit Main Street Books on November 8 at 7:00 p.m. This visit is part of her tour for the newly released paperback. Main Street Books is located at 126 S. Main Street.

Her book, “Border Child,” earned accolades when released in hardcover and remains a timely and compassionate novel about family, ambition, and the enduring power—and healing nature—of love.

For Héctor and Lilia, pursuit of the American Dream became every parent’s worst fear when their infant daughter vanished as they crossed from Mexico to the United States—now they must try to get her back. The book illuminates the whirlwind of the contemporary immigrant experience, where a marriage is strained to the breaking point by the consequences of wanting more for the next generation.

Michel Stone is a writer, speaker, educator, and community volunteer. Her critically acclaimed novels, “Border Child” (April 2017, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2017) and “The Iguana Tree” (Hub City Press, 2012) have been compared to the writings of John Steinbeck, and both books have been optioned for film. “Border Child” has been favorably reviewed by The New Yorker, The San Francisco Chronicle, Charleston Magazine, The Charlotte Observer, The New York Journal of Books, Kirkus (starred review), among many others.

Stone has published numerous stories and essays, and she is a 2011 recipient of the South Carolina Fiction Award. She is a graduate of Clemson University with a Master’s Degree from Converse College, and she is an alumna of the Sewanee Writers Conference. She is the immediate past board chair of the Hub City Writers Project and has served on The Spartanburg Regional Foundation Board, The Clemson University Humanities Advancement Board, and as a Trustee of Spartanburg Day School. Currently Michel is a Spartanburg Regional Fellow and serves on the President’s Advisory Council for Wofford College. Michel is a Fellow of the 12th class of the Liberty Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Learn more at her website.

Selected Praise for Michel Stone’s “Border Child.”

“…a surprising and lovely end, showing a poet’s gift for choosing the perfect image to subtly convey meaning…It’s social realism, reminiscent of Steinbeck.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Stone is a great storyteller… never a dull moment in this lyrical, engrossing novel…Particularly important reading in our current political climate.”—Library Journal

“A gripping and politically savvy look at the human impact of current immigration policy and an honest examination of the perils facing desperate immigrants as they travel north.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

For more information, please contact Caitlin Hamilton Summie, President, Caitlin Hamilton Marketing & Publicity, LLC, 865-675-3776, [email protected]


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