Susan Beckham Zurenda will join us via Zoom to discuss her award-winng new novel, Bells for Eli.
Selected as a Winter 2020 Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, April Book of the Month at LSR, a spring reading pick in Deep South Magazine, a summer reading pick in such publications as the Charleston City Paper, Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News and Observer, and The Augusta Chronicle, Bells for Eli is inspired by a real-life first cousin's tragic childhood accident in the late 1950s. The novel explores how one misstep changes the trajectory of a young boy's life and creates immense conflict in the lives of those around him in a time and place of supposed innocence in the small-town South of the 60s and 70s.
Susan's talk will focus on The Small-Town South in the 60s in Relation to Bells for Eli.
This program will be conducted via the free video conferencing software Zoom and a Library staff member will be supervising the session. The Librarian coordinating the event will email each registrant a Zoom meeting invitation before the start of the program. Zoom is available as a free desktop (for Windows, MacOS, and Linux Operating systems) and mobile application for Android and Apple iOS devices. Once Zoom is installed, you will be able to join the virtual Library program.
Registration is required. By registering for this event you have agreed to comply with the library's patron behavior policy. All non-compliant participants will be immediately and permanently blocked from further participation. Because the Librarian facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also contact the Library’s Virtual Reference Service for assistance learning Zoom. You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom. For more in-depth instructions please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.