Live Stream: Christy Alexander Hallberg presents Searching for Jimmy Page in conversation with Lee Zacharias

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The unraveling of eighteen-year-old Luna Kane’s haunted past begins in the winter of 1988, when her dying great-grandfather, a self-proclaimed faith healer, claims he hears phantom owls crying in the night. “Them owls, like music. Can you hear the music?” he implores her in his final moments, triggering Luna’s repressed memory of her dead mother’s obsession with Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitar wizard. Desperate to learn the truth about her mother’s suicide, to tease fact from family lore to weave her own personal narrative, Luna embarks on a pilgrimage from her family’s farm in the pines of eastern North Carolina to England, to search for the man whose music her mother held sacred, Jimmy Page.

Christy Alexander Hallberg is the author of the novel Searching for Jimmy Page, published by Livingston Press. She is a Teaching Professor of English at East Carolina University, where she earned her BS and MA in English. She received her MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Goddard College. She is Senior Associate Editor of North Carolina Literary Review. Her short fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and interviews have appeared in such journals as North Carolina Literary Review, The Main Street Rag, Fiction Southeast, Deep South Magazine, Eclectica, Litro, STORGY, Entropy, storySouth, Still: The Journal, and Concho River Review. Her flash story “Aperture” was chosen Story of the Month by Fiction Southeast for October 2020. The editors of the Best Small Fictions anthology series chose it for inclusion in their 2021 issue. Find her at

Lee Zacharias is the author of a collection of short stories, a collection of essays, and four novels. Her third novel, Across the Great Lake, was named a 2019 Notable Michigan Book and won the 2020 Phillip H. McMath Book Award. She has twice won the North Carolina Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction and silver medals from the Independent Publishers Book Award, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. A former Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and Editor of The Greensboro Review, she will be reading from her fourth novel, What a Wonderful World This Could Be, which was issued in June by Madville Publishing.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:00pm
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ISBN: 9781604892918
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Livingston Press at the University of West Al - October 20th, 2021

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ISBN: 9781948692502
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Published: Madville Publishing - June 1st, 2021

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