The Library Will Be Closed Today, Friday, December 23rd, Due to the Inclement Weather
Join us to learn more about Eric Walker's novel, Lost Souls Recovered, inspired by his own family research and stories. It follows one family's fight for freedom in the post-Civil War American South.
Join us to learn more about Eric Walker's novel, Lost Souls Recovered, inspired by his own family research and stories. It follows one family's fight for freedom in the post-Civil War American South. Books will be for sale, and Walker will also talk about the publishing process.
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When the wife of a plantation owner dies on a fateful night in 1887, John Billingsly makes the gut-wrenching decision to leave his mother and everything he knows to flee their slave cabin in Richmond, Virginia. Instructed by his mother to find a cousin in Mt. Hope, Alabama, John wends his way south in hope of a better life.
With the plantation owner shadowing him every step of the way, his journey is perilous. One misstep could cost him his freedom— and his life.
Inspired by a true story, Lost Souls Recovered is a mesmerizing historical family saga of loss and gain, survival and self-reinvention, and one family's fight for freedom in the midst of the post-Civil War American South.
As an amateur genealogist and family historian, Eric Walker was impelled to write his debut novel Lost Souls Recovered when he discovered the richness of family stories through research of historical documents and those told to him by relatives. As he read historical documents and talked to relatives, he'd envision a way to bring to life in fiction form many of his ancestors who lived a hardscrabble life and who worked to overcome hardship. He believed the written word could unlock doors as well as the imagination and unite our spirit through our visions. He is working on a second novel involving land loss through force and intimidation during the early post-Reconstruction era. He is a lawyer and lives in Ohio.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Books, Reading, and Storytelling |
TAGS: | tv |
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Bexley Public Library was founded in 1924 and first housed in Bexley High School, now Montrose Elementary School. The present building opened in 1929 and was designed by architects O.C. Miller and R.R. Reeves who drew upon French and Italian architecture from the 17th century for the design.
The library is located at 2411 East Main Street, at the intersection of East Main Street and Cassady Avenue. Parking is available in our parking lot on Euclaire Avenue and in front of the library on Main Street. Main Street is a No Parking Tow Zone from 4:00-6:00 p.m. weekdays.