Author event with Lee Smith, Samia Serageldin, Hal Crowther, Jill McCorkle and Marshall Chapman

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Lee Smith, Samia Serageldin, Hal Crowther, Jill McCorkle, and Marshall Chapman for a discussion of Mothers and Strangers.

In this anthology of creative nonfiction, twenty-eight writers set out to discover what they know, and don’t know, about the person they call Mother. Celebrated writers Samia Seragldin and Lee Smith have curated a diverse and insightful collection that challenges stereotypes about mothers and expands our notions of motherhood in the South. The mothers in these essays were shaped, for good and bad, by the economic and political crosswinds of their time. Whether their formative experience was the Great Depression or the upheavals of the 1970s, their lives reflected their era and influenced how they raised their children. The writers in Mothers and Strangers explore the reliability of memory, examine their family dynamics, and come to terms with the past.

Event date: 
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Mothers and Strangers: Essays on Motherhood from the New South Cover Image
By Samia Serageldin (Editor), Lee Smith (Editor)
ISBN: 9781469651675
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 2019