Author of A Different Sun, the memoir Gods of Noonday: A White Girl’s African Life, and two scholarly works, Elaine Orr grew up in Nigeria and is now a professor of English at NC State University. Swimming Between Worlds, her forthcoming novel set in Winston-Salem, explores the relationship between three young people – 2 white, 1 black; 2 men, 1 woman - as their lives entwine during the American Civil Rights movement. We are excited to welcome the critically acclaimed author to share her new novel.
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Elaine Orr will be introduced and in conversation with Diane Chamberlain.
“A smart and tender tale. I was left with admiration for Orr’s exquisite prose along with an awareness of one simple truth: sometimes it takes living in another culture to better understand your own. A beautiful book.”—Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author of The Silent Sister
From the critically acclaimed writer of A Different Sun, a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American civil rights movement...
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