As the visitors at yesterday’s book signing at Joseph Beth Booksellers can attest, a reading with Bobbie Ann Mason is more than a literary event. It’s an engaging, entertaining, and intimate talk filled with illuminating stories and anecdotes about the author, her life, and her work.
Bobbie Ann Mason signed copies of her new release, Patchwork: A Reader. She also read some of her short stories (“Charger” and “Car Wash”), spoke of her favorite characters (Nancy Culpepper and Sam from In Country), and shared several funny narratives, including how she had a teenage obsession with the Hilltoppers. Mason was such an admirer, in fact, that she started a fan club, and she and her mom would travel to their concerts. At one point, her mom had the band over for a catfish dinner!
Mason is about to hit the road for her North Carolina promotional tour and has several upcoming events scheduled the week of September 24. Check out the dates below and don’t miss the opportunity to spend an evening with this phenomenal scripturient!
Patchwork North Carolina Promotional Tour
Monday, September 24, 6 pm at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe in Asheville, NC
Tuesday, September 25, 7 pm at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC
Thursday, September 27, 5:30 pm at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, NC
Friday, September 28, 6 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, September 29, 11 am at McIntyre’s Books in Pittsboro, NC