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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Alice Anderson - "Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away" - August 31st

Time Tested Books
is pleased to present
Alice Anderson 
Reading & Signing
Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away
Thursday, August 31, 7:00pm

Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away is a deeply poignant memoir set in a post-Katrina Mississippi. Alice Anderson is returning to assess the damage to her beloved Mississippi coastline and the once-immaculate home that she’d carefully cultivated for her husband, Dr. Liam Rivers, and their three children. Liam is the town hospital’s highly respected Chief of Medicine, for whom Alice willingly left behind her writing life in New York and vestiges of her modeling career in Paris, to become a wife and full-time mother. In the wake of this natural disaster, the tenuous balance of her marriage is lost as Liam’s mental health spirals. When Liam violently attacks her at knifepoint, Alice is saved only by their three-year-old son. The author flees with her children, and what ensues is an epic battle—emotional, psychological, spiritual and legal—for redemption, preservation of self and the welfare of her children. It’s a battle that continues even as life goes on, finally coming full circle when the same son who saved her ten years later endures a violent encounter at his father’s hands. Even as she confronts the harsh realities of high-powered Southern lawyers and a corrupt legal system, Alice finds redemption in her blossoming children and the reclamation of her true self.

"Like blowtorching through silk, Alice Anderson’s alchemy is to turn the shattering pain of her life into poetry. Heartbreaking, terrifying, and shattering, Anderson’s powerful fight for her kids and her own safety becomes a story of breathtaking redemption and yes, beauty." --Caroline Leavitt, bestselling author of Cruel Beautiful World

“Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away is as stark as it is beautiful, a hard-won life so full of sorrow and joy that it runs down the great rain chain of heaven, singing like a choir of determined angels. It broke my heart wide open and out fell all this thunder and lightning and beautiful star stuff and rusty silver, torn silk, and the old diary we carry around in our bodies. Quite possibly the best memoir I've ever read.” --Jo-Ann Mapson, author of LA Times bestsellers Bad Girl Creek and The Wilder Sisters

"Alice Anderson's stunning memoir begins with cathedrals made of our scars. In this time of fear and doubt, of seemingly perpetual midnight, this book rises to sacredness in its heroic honesty, its warrior's heart, and its profound beauty." --Luis Alberto Urrea, author of the American Book Award-winning Nobody's Son, and The Devil's Highway, The Hummingbird's Daughter and Into the Beautiful North

Alice Anderson has spent decades advocating for domestic violence reduction and fights for women and children enduring high-conflict custody battles in the wake of family battering. Her work has appeared in literary journals including Agni and New Letters and is featured in anthologies such as American Poetry and On The Verge. Her second collection of poetry, The Watermark, contains three Pushcart Prize–nominated poems; her first, Human Nature, was published to critical acclaim. The recipient of The Plum Review Prize, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Prize, and The Great Lakes Colleges Best First Book Prize, she also received the Haven Foundation Grant from Stephen King.

This event is FREE and everyone is invited

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