Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Joseph N Davis as he discusses and signs A Year of Thanksgivings: A Memoir.
Sallie Read Hicks begins her memoir with stories about her early childhood in the picturesque Pewee Valley, Kentucky in the 1930s. In this book, you will find stories on the importance of putting clean socks on six children’s feet when going to church with Grandmother Hicks, of children leading a pony through the house and (almost) making it through without incident, of the excellence of the Pony Club method of building character in young people, of George’s serious illness during a long-anticipated trip with Sallie through Europe, and of how Sallie found consolation after her husband’s premature death by attending daily early morning Mass with a friend who drove her there every weekday morning for years. Most of all, you will get to know through her own words the joyful, grateful heart of a lady who has attained the fullness of her years and can look back on all she has seen and known and say, “Behold, it is very good!”
Twenty-four photographs, genealogy charts, and a timeline aid one in understanding the rich and varied cast of personalities who flow in and out of these stories and make up such a rich tapestry of family life.
Joseph N. Davis is the creator of Talking Tree Tales. A graduate of the University of the South and Nashotah House Theological Seminary, and descended from a long line of storytellers, he now serves as vicar of historic Grace Episcopal Church in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Joseph is currently completing work on a privately commissioned tribute book. He and his wife Cindy have two grown sons and live in Nashville.
Sallie Read Hicks is the wife of prominent Nashville real estate developer and homebuilder, the late George T. Hicks, the mother of five daughters and one son, and the preserver of the family stories she helped create. Mrs. Hicks lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her dog Murphy in a home shared with her daughter Susan, where she rejoices in the steady flow of new stories about her growing number of great-grandchildren.