Frances Figart Reading and Book Signing
Frances Figart will visit City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, October 15th, at 3 p.m. She will present her book, A Search for Safe Passage. This compelling, accessible narrative is perfect for introducing readers to the problems and solutions around the global issue of roadway ecology, animal migration, and the 'barrier effect.'
Best friends Bear and Deer grew up on the North side of a beautiful Appalachian gorge. In generations past, animals could travel freely on either side of a fast-flowing river, but now the dangerous Human Highway divides their home range into the North and South sides. On the night of a full moon, two strangers arrive from the South with news that will lead to tough decisions, a life-changing adventure, and new friends joining in a search for safe passage.
Frances Figart grew up in eastern Kentucky, where she learned to love living near wildlife. Always a writer and editor, she now directs the Creative Services department at the Great Smoky Mountains Association and edits Smokies Life magazine, the premier benefit for GSMA members. She is the editor of the 2019 GSMA title, Back of Beyond: A Horace Kephart Biography, which won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award that same year. A Search for Safe Passage is her first book for young readers.
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