Diane Cantor presents When Nighttime Shadows Fall

In the early 1970s, Laura Bauer decides to leave college and head fifty miles north of her comfortable Atlanta home to manage a federally funded project aiding pregnant teenagers from the back roads of Appalachia. As she overcomes their suspicions and tries to help them, Laura comes to realize she has prepared at least a few of them to open doors to their unexpected futures, just as they have helped her find the determination to face her own.

Diane Michael Cantor, a native of Atlanta, attended Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied with the writer Grace Paley and the poet Jane Cooper. Her historical novel, The Poisoned Table, was nominated in the First Novel category at the 2016 Georgia Author of the Year Awards. She has worked for nonprofit organizations addressing child welfare, prevention of child abuse, creation and promotion of affordable housing, and high-quality public education for all. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
55 Haywood St
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Asheville, NC 28801
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ISBN: 9781611178326
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of South Carolina Press - November 30th, 2017