Saving Cicadas (Thomas Nelson, 2009), by Charleston, S.C.-based author Nicole Seitz, is a folksy Southern tale about a single mom who finds she’s pregnant an embarks on a rambling journey in search of answers.
The star of the story is 8 year-old Janie. “Her mother carries an unwanted child, her grandmother is the meanest person she knows and her sister, Rainey, has Downs Syndrome and struggles to understand,” writes reviewer Jolene S. Arrant on the Amazon.com Web site. “The crisis pregnancy leads to a road trip that changes Janie’s life, as she knows it, forever.”
Read an excerpt here.
Seitz will read from and sign copies of Cicadas at the following locations:
• Fireside Books & Gifts (2270 Hwy 74A Byp., Ste. 509, Forest City, 245-5188) on Friday Jan. 8. 5:30–7:30 p.m.
• Malaprop’s (55 Haywood St., Asheville, 254-6734) on Saturday, Jan. 9. 7 p.m.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter