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VIRTUAL EVENT: TIFFANY McDANIEL - Betty

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 6:00pm
Betty: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657071
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - August 18th, 2020

The Secrets We Kept: A novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525566106
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

 

 

VIRTUAL EVENT

Tuesday, August 25 at 6PM CDT

Author
TIFFANY McDANIEL
discussing
Betty

In conversation with Lara Prescott

This event will be broadcast live via Zoom


 

 


EVENT GUIDELINES

  • Digital Doors Open at 5:45PM CDT
  • Event Begins at 6:00PM CDT
  • NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.


ABOUT BETTY

A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians about a young girl and the family truths that will haunt her for the rest of her life

“A girl comes of age against the knife.”

So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a white mother and a Cherokee father, Betty is the sixth of eight siblings. The world they inhabit in the rural town of Breathed, Ohio, is one of poverty and violence—both from outside the family and, devastatingly, from within. The lush landscape, rich with birdsong, wild fruit, and blazing stars, becomes a kind of refuge for Betty, but when her family’s darkest secrets are brought to light, she has no choice but to reckon with the brutal history hiding in the hills, as well as the heart-wrenching cruelties and incredible characters she encounters.

Despite the hardships she faces, Betty is resilient. Her curiosity about the natural world, her fierce love for her sisters, and her father’s brilliant stories are kindling for the fire of her own imagination, and in the face of all to which she bears witness, Betty discovers an escape: she begins to write. She recounts the horrors of her family’s past and present with pen and paper and buries them deep in the dirt—moments that have stung her so deeply she could not tell them, until now.

Inspired by generations of her family, Tiffany McDaniel sets out to free the past by delivering this heartbreaking yet magical story—a remarkable novel that establishes her as one of the most important voices in American fiction.


ABOUT TIFFANY McDANIEL

Tiffany McDaniel is a novelist, poet, and visual artist born and raised in Ohio. She is the author of The Summer That Melted Everything.

ABOUT LARA PRESCOTT

Lara Prescott received her MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, Austin. She was previously an animal protection advocate and a political campaign operative. Her stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Hudson Review, Crazyhorse, Day One, and Tin House Flash Fridays. She won the 2016 Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for the first chapter of The Secrets We Kept. She lives in Austin, Texas.


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