Each month we choose a "life changing" book to discuss online or at The Homestead. Here is the best part: we invite the author! For February's Homestead Book Club, we invited southern writer Jonathan Odell to share his newly released book Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks Club Tuesday February 10th at 7pm. Join us for an intimate evening of food, drinks, and great conversation with the author, following a brief presentation of his new book.
When I read The Healing a couple of years ago by Jonathan Odell it immediately became one of my most treasured southern novels. Jonathan wrote one of my all-time favorite characters with incredible empathy and convincing detail. Recently, a friend of mine told me Jonathan had a new book coming out and we decided we had to welcome him back to his home of Mississippi when the book was released. Guess what? He agreed to come!
This is the story of two mothers, Hazel and Vida, in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, the author's home state. In the beginning these women have little in common except for a deep and abiding loathing for one another. Like Jonathan's other novels, this is a tale of unlikely friendships in unlikely times, old from the heart. It is sure to grace every southerner's bookshelf by the end of 2015!
This event is open to the public, but participants must pre-register to reserve your spot. The event is FREE for Members, and $10 for Non-Members.