First-time novelist and Emory School of Medicine employee, Stacia Brown, makes her first appearance at the Georgia Center for the Book for her thrilling historical novel, “Accidents of Providence.” Set in 1649 amidst the turmoil following King Charles’ beheading, Rachel Lockyer, an unmarried glove maker, and Leveller William Walwyn are involved in a secret affair. A new law instituted under Cromwell targets unwed mothers and lewd women, and presumes that any woman who conceals the death of her illegitimate child guilty of murder. When a child’s body is found buried in the woods, Rachel is arrested . Accidents of Providence is absorbing historical fiction for fans of Fingersmith and The Dress Lodger. And Rachel Lockyer, a woman wronged by her time, is a character neither history, nor we, will ever again forget. This event is co-sponsored by Georgia Center for the Book.
Location: Street: Georgia Center for the Book at DeKalb County Public Library Additional: 215 Sycamore Street City: Decatur, Province: Georgia Postal Code: 30030 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)