Visiting Author: Bernice L. McFadden, Author of Gathering of Waters
Tuesday Feb 25
Bernice L. McFadden, author of GATHERING OF WATERS, has agreed to be our Spring 2014 author. She will be on campus Tuesday, February 25 for a campus talk and a dinner.
This novel was chosen as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012 by New York Times and 50 Best Books of 2012 by Washington Post.
“Money, Mississippi—a town made infamous by the murder of teenager Emmett Till in 1955—is the narrator of this tale of a town drenched in troubled spirits and troubled waters. McFadden portrays the lives of the Hilson family, fleeing the race riots of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the 1920s, for safety in Money. But they encounter an even greater threat in a spirit that drifts through them, destabilizing relationships between husbands and wives, mothers and children. She threads their lives through racial tumult and flooding into the 1950s, when young Tass Hilson meets a young boy visiting from Chicago and begins a budding romance just before his historic death.”