Join us for a book signing and author talk on May 19, 2016 at 7:00PM at Jirani Coffee House in Manssas, VA with Tracy Chiles McGhee. Tracy, a multi-genre writer and debut author of the historical novel Melting the Blues. McGhee, selected as a Finalist in the 2014 William Faulkner – William B. Wisdom Creative Writing Competition in the Novel-in-Progress category, is a graduate of Catholic University Law School and Georgetown University.
Kirkus Reviews proclaims Melting the Blues “A brave, musical story rich with Southern history.” “McGhee writes in earthy, rhythmic prose…She lays bare a world where racial tension manifests in highly calculated and sometimes murderous interactions.” Set in Arkansas in 1957, the complexities of identity, yearnings for love and acceptance, and racial tension are all unmasked in the riveting literary drama, Melting the Blues. Augustus Lee Rivers, a farmer and bluesman, has two obsessions: his relationship with the Duncan family and his desire to leave small town Chinaberry to become a musician in Chicago. When his plans are prevented by a devastating betrayal, Augustus is driven into the belly of the blues where he must reckon with his past if he is to move forward. This intriguing, multi-layered historical tale beckons you down a red dirt country road to bear witness to an unforgettable time, place, and people.
Tracy Chiles McGhee will read from Melting the Blues, answer audience questions, and sign books.
Books will be available for purchase onsite. Book must be purchased onsite for an autograph.