Faulkner fans take note: Civil War novelist and 11-year curator of the Nobel laureate's homestead and museum, Howard Bahr
will be coming to Quail Ridge bookstore on Thursday, June 8, to read from his latest novel, The Year of Jubilo
. Inspired by the simple image of a horseman showing his pocket watch to a fallen man on a winter battlefield, Bahr's first book, The Black Flower
, won major literary awards, including a listing as a New York Times Book Review
notable book for 1998. The Year of Jubilo
once again demonstrates Bahr's flair for imagery. The opening lines tell of a Southern mother's gift to her blind boy: a doorknob from a house burned during the war, the very symbol of reconstruction, for she tells her son that there are flowers in the cracked porcelain knob and although he cannot see them, he believes her. Call 828-1588 for more information about the reading.