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Long After We Are Gone: Author Event with Terah Shelton Harris (in person)

Thursday, August 8 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for an in-person event with Terah Shelton Harris to celebrate Long After We Are Gone.

“DON’T LET THE WHITE MAN TAKE THE HOUSE.” These are the last words King Solomon says to his son before he dies. Now all four Solomon siblings must return to North Carolina to save the Kingdom, their ancestral home and 200 acres of land, from a development company, who has their sights set on turning the valuable waterfront property into a luxury resort.

While fighting to save the Kingdom, the siblings must also save themselves from the secrets they’ve been holding onto. Junior, the oldest son and married to his wife for 11 years, is secretly in love with another man. Second son, Mance, can’t control his temper, which has landed him in prison more than once. CeCe, the oldest daughter and a lawyer in New York City, has embezzled thousands of dollars from her firm’s clients. Youngest daughter, Tokey, wonders why she doesn’t seem to fit into this family, which has left an aching hole in her heart that she tries to fill in harmful ways. As the Solomons come together to fight for the Kingdom, each of their façades begins to crumble and collide in unexpected ways.

Told in alternating viewpoints, Long After We Are Gone is a searing portrait on the power of family and letting go of things that no longer serve you, exploring the burden of familial expectations, the detriment of miscommunication, and the lessons and legacies we pass on to our children.

Terah Shelton Harris is a former librarian and freelance writer, who now writes upmarket Southern fiction with bittersweet endings. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in consumer and trade magazines including Catapult, Women’s Health, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Backpacker, Minority Nurse, Hallmark, and more. She is the author of One Summer in Savannah, a Target Book pick, LibraryReads selection, Together We Read pick, and a Goodreads Choice Awards nominee for Best Debut. Terah is also the author of the upcoming novel, Long After We Are Gone, a Publisher’s Marketplace Buzz Book and a LibraryReads pick.

Books will be for sale at this event.

Please register so we can set the community room up with appropriate seating.


Thursday, August 8
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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