Based in Town Line, NY, the only town north of the Mason-Dixon line to secede from the Union during the Civil War, this debut novel imagines what life must have been like for Mary Willis, an abolitionist, fighting for her beliefs, fighting against her feelings for an escaped slave, and fighting for her life as war arrives. Daren Wang brings us this untold story in The Hidden Light of Northern Fires on Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm. Daren Wang is the Founding Executive Director of the Decatur Book Festival.
Haven Kimmel will be introducing Daren Wang.
"Splendid--a distinctive clear-eyed perspective on a fresh corner of the Civil War." --Charles Frazier, New York Times bestselling author of Cold Mountain
"A wise and timely book." --Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Serena