Thu, Oct 11|
The Colonnade Restaurant
2018 October Book Group
"The Hidden Lights of Northern Fires" led by its author Daren Wang
Time & Location
Oct 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Colonnade Restaurant, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA
About The Event
A novel rooted in the remarkable, but little-known, true history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line.
When escaped slave Joe Bell collapses in her father’s barn, Mary Willis must ward off Confederate guerrillas and spies, Joe’s vengeful owner, and even her own brother to help the handsome fugitive cross to freedom.
Mary has always been an outcast, an outspoken abolitionist woman in a town of bounty hunters and anti-Union farmers. Helping runaways is the only thing that makes her life in Town Line bearable. As the countryside is riled by the drumbeat of civil war and the promise of an extravagant bounty for the wounded fugitive, Mary finds herself drawn to the stranger in forbidden ways. When rebels cross from nearby Canada intent on killing him, they bring the devastation of the brutal war to the town and the farm, and threaten to destroy all that Mary loves.
NOTE: Daren is a co-founder and former executive director of the Decatur Book Festival.
$30 Fried Shrimp & Veggies
Fried Shrimp - Sides: with Squash and Pole Beans >>Includes Spinach with bacon & eggs Salad and Hot Fudge Cake with ice cream for dessert
$27 Pot Roast and Veggies
Pot Roast w/carrots & peas - Sides: Squash and Pole Beans >>Spinach with bacon & eggs Salad and Hot Fudge Cake with ice cream for dessert
$27 Veggie Plate
Veggie Plate - Squash, Pole Beans, Turnip Greens, and Sweet Potato soufflé >>Includes Spinach with bacon & eggs Salad and Hot Fudge Cake with ice cream for dessert