Book Launch for Chantel Acevedo's A Falling Star & Moira Crone's The Ice Garden

Thu 11/20, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Book Launch for Chantel Acevedo's A Falling Star & Moira Crone's The Ice Garden

About Chantel Acevedo:  Chantel Acevedo's first novel, Love and Ghost Letters won the Latino International Book Award and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book of the Year. Song of the Red Cloak, a historical novel for young adults, was published in 2011. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, North American Review, and Chattahoochee Review, among others. Acevedo is currently an Associate Professor of English and Alumni Writer-in-Residence at Auburn University, where she founded the Auburn Writers Conference and edits the Southern Humanities Review.




About Moira Crone: Moira Crone received the Robert Penn Warren Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers in 2009 and is a recent finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. The author of six books of fiction, she has received fellowships from the NEA, the Bunting Institute of Harvard/Radcliffe, and the ATLAS program for Louisiana Artists. Her shorter works have appeared in The New Yorker, Oxford American, Southern Review, and more than a dozen anthologies. Former director of the LSU MFA program, she lives in New Orleans.








About Chantel Acevedo’s A Falling Star: Daysy Maria del Pozo and Stella Maris Morales-Quinn both came to the United States as part of the 1980 Mariel Boatlift--Daysy settling in South Florida with her family and Stella starting a new life with her mother and step-father in Pittsburgh. Over time, they each find themselves haunted by their families' complicated and painful Cuban pasts. As Stella deals with her mother's suicide and it slowly dawns on Daysy that there are family secrets she must uncover, the reader hears the del Pozo family history, piece by piece, from Daysy's mother. Soon it becomes clear that Daysy and Stella may share more than their Cuban-American heritage.

About Moira Crone’s The Ice Garden: Ten-year-old Claire adores her brand-new baby sister, but her mother doesn't feel the same. Trapped in the suffocating culture of the small-town South in the early 1960s, Claire's mother tries to cope with her own mental illness and all the expectations placed upon a woman of her class. While Claire's father remains too dazzled by his beautiful wife to recognize the impending dangers, Claire is left largely on her own to save herself and her baby sister—with mesmerizing and shocking consequences.
Event date: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Next to Foster's Market & Kitchen
27514 Chapel Hill
A Falling Star Cover Image
ISBN: 9780932112958
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Blair - August 1st, 2014

Love and Ghost Letters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312340476
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Griffin - September 19th, 2006