Tuesday, January 28, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books presents senior editor at CNN Worlwide, Anissa Gray, who will sign and discuss the paperback release of her debut her novel The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls.
In The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, a family’s world is turned upside down when oldest sister Althea, and her husband Proctor—upstanding pillars of the community and owners of a local beloved restaurant in their close-knit town—are incarcerated. Their friends and neighbors feel betrayed, and their twin teenage daughters are unsure of their fate with their parents in jail. Althea’s sisters Viola and Lillian—each contending with their own individual struggles including a secret, debilitating eating disorder for Viola and nightmarish memories of abuse for Lillian—must deal with the pain of their pasts and put their issues aside to help their nieces maintain a stable life. A stunning portrait of a family that exemplifies the importance of healing past heartbreak in an effort to thrive when the worst happens, The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls explores familial love at its most difficult: unconditional when it matters most.
Anissa Gray is a senior editor at CNN Worldwide and a contributor to Emmy and duPont-Columbia award-winning coverage of some of the most consequential stories of our time. She began her career at Reuters as a reporter, based in New York, covering business news and international finance. Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Gray studied English and American literature at New York University. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her wife.
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.