Mon 12/5 7pm-8pm
Hillary Jordan reads & signs her new novel When She Woke
Hillary is the author of Mudbound, which was the 2006 winner of the Bellwether Prize, the Alex Award from the American Library Association, was named the NAIBA Fiction Book of the Year, and one of the Top Ten Debut Novels of the Decade by Paste Magazine. It was also chosen as the Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, a Borders Original Voices pick, and a Booksense pick. It went on to be a national bestseller and is being selected for city-wide and college-wide reads around the country.
Hillary’s new book When She Woke is a retelling of the Scarlet Letter in a not-too-distant future. Hannah Payne is a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America in the near future where convicted felons are released back into the population after being “chromed” a color to match their crime. Hannah is a Red, her crime is murder. In seeking a path to safety, Hannah embarks on a path of self-recovery that forces her to question the values she held true and the righteousness of a country that politicizes faith, love, and sexuality.