Acclaimed poet and naturalist, John Lane will return to City Lights Bookstore on Friday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. to present his first novel.
“Fate Moreland’s Widow” is about a mill bookkeeper who struggles with the morally ambiguous world of mill fortunes and foothills justice in the aftermath of a long-forgotten tragedy.
Ron Rash has said of the book, “John Lane has long been recognized as one of the South’s finest poets and memoirists. His poet's eye for detail seamlessly merges with a born storyteller's gift for narrative. ‘Fate Moreland's Widow’ gives voice to those who endured one of the most painful and neglected chapters in American history."
Lane is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, including “Abandoned Quarry” which won the SIBA (Southeastern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Poetry Book of the Year prize. He teaches environmental studies at Wofford College and lives in Spartanburg, S.C. To reserve copies of his books, call City Lights Bookstore at (828)586-9499.