Smart bets: Barbara J. Taylor

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Barbara J. Taylor’s debut novel, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night, is “an evocative story of family tragedy and healing set in coal-mining Scranton, Pennsylvania.” As a native and current resident of the Electric City, where the story is set, Taylor draws inspiration from a haunting family story to blend real-life incidents with historical fiction to explore themes of loss, truth, heartbreak and redemption in this impressive debut. The novel has been named a NCIBA Spring Rep Pick and a Best Summer Book for 2014 by Publishers Weekly. Taylor will read, discuss and sign her book at Malaprop’s on Wednesday, July 30, at 7 p.m. Free. Photo courtesy of the author


About Lea McLellan
Lea McLellan is a freelance writer who likes to write stories about music, art, food, wellness and interesting locals doing interesting things.

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