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Wednesday, June 24 at 7PM
Debut Novelist LAURA LANE MCNEAL
speaking & signing Dollbaby
Tonight author Laura Lane McNeal shares her debut novel, a coming-of-age story set in civil rights-era New Orleans. When Ibby Bell's father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie, who will show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places. For fans of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and The Help, Dollbaby brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laura Lane McNeal grew up in New Orleans, where she lives today with her husband and two sons. She graduated from Southern Methodist University. She also has an MBA from Tulane and ran her own marketing consulting firm in New Orleans. This is her first novel.