August’s Kentucky Proud Evening: “Cherokee America

The August installment of the Kentucky Proud Evenings series, Thursday, August 22, 2019 presents Margaret Verble, author of Cherokee America. She will discuss her book inspired by her family history and told from a Native American point of view with a mixed-race woman at its center (member of a distinguished Cherokee family, daughter of a famous soldier and a slaveholder, wife of an abolitionist) and is a necessary, revelatory addition to the literature of the American frontier. Fans will delight in this humorous and ultimately hopeful story of how we reconcile identity and place and shape the stories of our past. Margaret Verble is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Her first novel, Maud’s Line, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Lexington, KY.

Kentucky Proud Evenings, a series of monthly author talks. These events will occur at 6:00pm at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington. Plate it Up! Kentucky Proud food samples will be available for those attending. Reserve your spot at a talk by calling the Fayette County Extension Office at (859) 257-5582. Copies of the book being discussed will be available for sale at the events.

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