You will be able to meet renowned southern fiction author Kristy Woodson Harvey as she tours her home state at a selection of locations.
Kristy Woodson Harvey is one of the foremost voices in the Southern fiction genre. Her works harken back to a literary era that at one time seemed as though it might fade: an era of hopeful stories told through a dynamic, warm lens. Her stories break the mold, putting on display her skill at weaving tales that are both emotionally rich and powerfully told.
As the release date for her latest novel, "The Summer Of Songbirds", approaches, Harvey is touring the South - the area that inspired her entire body of work. As she passes through, you will have the opportunity to hear her speak on her influences, and to get a signed copy of this highly anticipated new novel.
To find an upcoming appearance near you, visit https://www.kristywoodsonharvey.com/tour-dates/
Many of her appearances will be hosted by North Carolina and South Carolina's public libraries. Harvey has scheduled these appearances to emphasize the importance of literary accessibility to book lovers everywhere. These events are being held in order to raise money for each location; ticket sales for certain appearances will go toward the library where the event is being held, while others will give guests the opportunity to donate.
These appearances will feature Harvey and a selection of guests discussing the author’s inspirations, writing process, and general literary philosophy. Many of these talks will place her in conversation with other southern authors, who will explore the importance of southern culture and geography to Harvey’s particular brand of fiction.
“The Summer of Songbirds” is being celebrated by early readers and critics alike, many of whom place the novel among Harvey’s best and most emotionally complex. The story has been summarized as the multi-generational journey of several women, bonded by common childhood experiences that they must now fight to preserve, all while juggling the turmoil and challenges that come with adulthood.
One reviewer said of the book: “Equal parts moving and nostalgic, Kristy Woodson Harvey's latest novel is a story of four friends who unite to save a summer camp and find out much more about friendship, love, and their own lives in the process.”
Another stated, "A delightful, glamorous fairy tale for those of us who know that 'happily ever after' only arrives after we've learned to stand on our own."
Harvey’s past work has garnered widespread praise as a modern-yet-familiar take on the Southern fiction genre. Her novels have appeared numerous times on the New York Times Bestseller list, as well as listings in Booklist and People Magazine. Her landmark “Peachtree Bluff” saga is also coming to the screen in the near future in a series produced by NBC.
Kristy Woodson Harvey is sure to entertain as she samples her new work; if you want to hear her discuss her award-winning body of work live and get the chance to meet her, this book tour is the best chance you will have to do so for a while.
Many of the author’s upcoming appearances require a ticket or reservation to attend, which must be secured in advance. As the July tour dates approach, more details will become available on specific requirements for each event. You can find the full event calendar on Harvey’s website.
To read the full event schedule, visit https://www.kristywoodsonharvey.com/