Books All Georgians Should Read

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Ann Napolitano

Ann Napolitano

First Baptist Church, Decatur

July 12, 2011, 7:00 P.M.

For everyone who loves the work of Georgia’s Flannery O’Connor, the new book by Ann Napolitano will be a treasure. It is a novel, ”A Good Hard Look,” set in Milledgeville in the 1960s with O’Connor serving as the principal character. It is a ”dark, beautifully written story” about her life that is both powerful, inspirational and truthful. The characters in the book reveal both the mystery and the manners of heartbreak, and their lives intertwined force them and readers to face up to O’Connor’s observation that ”the truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” We are pleased to welcome Napolitano to the Center for the Book to talk about this novel (she also will visit Savannah and Milledgeville) and we invite you to join us to hear about this lovely and affecting book.