Lipscomb's Landiss Lecture Series welcomes special guest, Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South and of A Separate Country on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
During the event, Hicks will discuss his newest book: The Orphan Mother. In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock — the “Widow of the South” — has quietly built a new life for herself as a midwife to the women of Franklin, Tennessee. But when her ambitious, politically minded grown son is murdered, Mariah finds her world once more breaking apart. How could this happen? Who wanted him dead? Mariah’s journey to uncover the truth leads her to unexpected people and forces her to confront the truths of her own past. Brimming with the vivid prose and historical research that has won Robert Hicks recognition as a “master storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle), The Orphan Mother is the unforgettable story of one woman’s heroic struggle in the face of overwhelming adversity and the undeniable strength of a mother’s love.
More information will be announced shortly.