Bren McClain Presents Her Novel

South Carolina author, Bren McClain will present her novel, One Good Mama Bone on Saturday, April 29th at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore. Set in early 1950s rural South Carolina, One Good Mama Bone chronicles Sarah Creamer’s quest to find her “mama bone,” after she is left to care for a boy who is not her own but instead is the product of an affair between her husband and her best friend and neighbor, a woman she calls “Sister.” When her husband drinks himself to death, Sarah, a dirt-poor homemaker with no family to rely on and the note on the farm long past due, must find a way for her and young Emerson Bridge to survive. But the more daunting obstacle is Sarah’s fear that her mother’s words, seared in her memory since she first heard them at the age of six, were a prophecy, “You ain’t got you one good mama bone in you, girl.”  New York Times Bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe said of the novel, “One Good Mama Bone is everything that Bren [McClain] is—smart, confident, unflinchingly honest, witty, wise, and possessing a reassuring wisdom and kindness that carries the reader from the story’s heartbreaking beginnings to a morally and emotionally satisfying conclusion. McClain’s debut novel is a tour de force! . . . This is a novel that just might break your heart, and it might well heal it too, but with both acts, Bren McClain will remind you of why each of us is entrusted with a heart in the first place.”

Event date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
3 East Jackson St.
Sylva, NC 28779
One Good Mama Bone Cover Image
By Bren McClain, Mary Alice Monroe (Foreword by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781611177466
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of South Carolina Press - February 14th, 2017

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