Hendersonville Times-News reports:
Known for highlighting issues specific to communities in the Southern Blue Ridge, local author Rose Senehi continues her trend with a novel about threatened farmland in the Hickory Nut Gorge.
"Render Unto the Valley," the third stand-alone novel in her Southern Blue Ridge Series, will be spotlighted at a Books & Bites luncheon event at Lake Lure Inn on Jan. 19. ...
What: “Books & Bites” luncheon with Rose Senehi, author of the recently released novel “Render Unto
When: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19
Where: Lake Lure Inn
Tickets: $25, available through The Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure, 828-625-0456. Proceeds benefit the Mountains Branch of the Rutherford County Library.
Information: www.hickorynut-gorge.com or www.rosesenehi.com
From Senehi's website:
RENDER UNTO THE VALLEY
Karen Godwell isn't as much ashamed of her mountain
heritage as of what she had to do to preserve it.
Karen reinvents herself at college and doesn't look back till
her clan's historic farm is threatened. The gutsy New York
Metropolitan Museum curator returns to the mountains only
to come face to face with who she was and what she did.
Decendants of the early settlers still have a grip on the
farmlands deep in the folds of the southern Blue Ridge
Mountains, but the ground is shifting beneath their feet.
Cousin Bruce, the town historian, sees life through the
family's colorful two-hundred-year past; Tom Gibbons, a
local conservationist, keeps one eye on the mountians and
the other on Karen; Karen's nine-year-old daughter, Hali, is
in the throes of the mission her dying father sent her on; and
Karen is hiding the ugly secret that drove her away.
As she wrestles her dangerously cunning brother for the
farm, Karen straddles the divide between the staunchly
independent mountain culture she comes from and the
sophisticated world she has become part of.
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