Events

SUMMER HOURS beginning June 2nd
Wednesday - Thursday 11AM - 5PM
Friday - Saturday 11AM - 4PM

Orders can be placed in-store, by email, or by phone.
info@thelittlebookshopva.com
804-464-1244
Phone orders accepted Wed-Sat 11AM-4PM.
Orders can be picked up in-store or curbside.
If you need curbside pickup, please call us when you arrive.

Need to have books shipped to you or someone else?
Please go to Bookshop.org and search and order books from our page.
Bookshop.org is the new online book retail site that gives money back to independent bookstores.

View more information on ordering and shipping in our email blast: JUNE EMAIL UPDATE

 

SUMMER HOURS beginning June 2nd
Wednesday - Thursday 11AM - 5PM
Friday - Saturday 11AM - 4PM

Orders can be placed in-store, by email, or by phone.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
804-464-1244
Phone orders accepted Wed-Sat 11AM-4PM.
Orders can be picked up in-store or curbside.
If you need curbside pickup, please call us when you arrive.

Need to have books shipped to you or someone else?
Please go to Bookshop.org and search and order books from our page.
Bookshop.org is the new online book retail site that gives money back to independent bookstores.

View more information on ordering and shipping in our email blast: JUNE EMAIL UPDATE

 

/events/342-my-mistress-eyes-are-raven-black-by-terry-roberts

My Mistress’ Eyes Are Raven Black By Terry Roberts

Category
All Book Lovers
Date
Thursday, June 24, 2021 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

All Dates

  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Ellis Island, 1920. The immigration and public health authorities in New York Harbor are slowly recovering from the war years when a young, pregnant Irish woman disappears from the Isolation Hospital on Ellis Island. Stephen Robbins, a specialist in finding missing persons, is assigned the case. Yet when he arrives at the site, he discovers a secretive staff and a string of inexplicable deaths and disappearances among immigrant patients in Ellis Island hospitals. Stephen finds an ally in Lucy Paul, a nurse who is also investigating the disappearances, and together they begin to unearth a horrifying conspiracy masked beneath the Isolation Hospital’s charitable exterior. As Stephen and Lucy get closer to the truth and each other, they are swept directly into the dangerous mystery haunting Ellis Island and become the next targets themselves. Set in the years following World War I, when racial tensions in the U.S. are growing and the science of eugenics is widely accepted, My Mistress’ Eyes are Raven Black explores just how far human beings will go to protect racial purity and condemn those they fear.

Terry Roberts’ direct ancestors have lived in the mountains of Western North Carolina since the time of the Revolutionary War. Among his forebears are prominent bootleggers and preachers but no one who, like Jedidiah Robbins, from The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival, combines both occupations. His debut novel, A Short Time to Stay Here, won the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, and his second novel, That Bright Land, won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award as well as the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South. Both novels won the annual Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction. His newest book, My Mistress’ Eyes Are Raven Black, is a literary thriller set on Ellis Island and is due out from Turner in July 2021.As well as being an award-winning novelist, Dr. Terry Roberts is a lifelong teacher and educational reformer. Since 1992, he has been the Director of the National Paideia Center, a school reform organization dedicated to making intellectual rigor accessible to all students. Born and raised near Weaverville, North Carolina, Roberts is the Director of the National Paideia Center and lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife, Lynn, and his three children.

This is a virtual event hosted by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and Southern author, Wiley Cash.

Please call or email to receive a sign-up link for this event.

804-464-1244

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.