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Culley Holderfield in conversation with Heather Bell Adams | Hemlock Hollow (In-store)


In Hemlock Hollow, Caroline McAlister, college professor and life-long skeptic, is reeling from the loss of her father and her marriage. Her once promising career has come to a standstill. When her father bequeaths the family cabin to her, it comes with a ghost who haunted her childhood. When she discovers a century-old journal in the attic, she awakens the voice of Carson Quinn. The journal reveals Carson’s love for the same hollow that enthralled Caroline growing up. A little sleuthing uncovers rumors that the kind, curious boy in the journal grew up to murder his brother. Caroline plunges into the project of exonerating Carson, only to find herself in the throes of a personal past she’s spent her life trying to avoid. Hemlock Hollow is about how we forever haunt the places we love and how they haunt us in return.

Culley Holderfield learned to love storytelling on the porch of a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, he ventured to South America, Africa, and Europe. His short stories and poetry have appeared in a variety of publications. Hemlock Hollow is his debut novel. He lives in Durham, NC.

Culley will be in conversation with Heather Bell Adams. Heather is the author of two novels: Maranatha Road, winner of the IPPY gold medal for the Southeast, and The Good Luck Stone, winner of Best Historical in the Next Generation Book Awards. Heather was North Carolina’s 2022 Piedmont Laureate and works as a lawyer in Raleigh.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Hemlock Hollow By Culley Holderfield Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646032860
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Regal House Publishing - December 6th, 2022

"Past and present, love and loss intertwine in a magical mountain hollow.

The Good Luck Stone By Heather Bell Adams Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950182046
Availability: On our shelves
(NOTE: This book cannot be returned and may not be eligible for discounts.)
Published: Haywire Books - July 7th, 2020

Her desperate decision during World War II changed everything. Now, 70 years later, her secret is unraveling.At ninety years old, Audrey Thorpe still lives in a historic mansion on palm-tree-lined Victory Drive, determined to retain her independence. But when her health begins to fade, her family hires a part-time caretaker, Laurel.

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