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NYT best selling author at Lakehills Library


New York Times best selling author Paulette Jiles will be guest speaker at the Lakehills Area Library Book Club, beginning at 1 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the library meeting room.

The September Book Club selection is Jiles' "Enemy Women," the story of a southeastern Missouri family during the Civil War.

Born in Salem, Missouri, Jiles graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a degree in Spanish literature. A poet, memoirist and New York Times best selling author, she has had works published for over 25 years.

In 1984, Jiles received the Governor General's Award for English language poetry, the Pat Lowther Award and the Gerald Lampert Award. In addition to being on the New York Times Bestselling List, "Enemy Women" was also a winner of the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

After the discussion, Jiles will sign copies of her latest novel, "The Color of Lightning," the story of a freed slave's journey into the Texas Panhandle to rescue his wife and children - abducted not by slave traders but by Indians.

There will also be a special display and sale of books on the Civil War era. The public is invited to attend the discussion, book signing and sale on Sept. 18.