Southern writer Nicole Seitz visits WNC

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 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

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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