"...then the apple tree started throwing apples and the story took on a life of its own...and my life hasn't been the same since."
That's Sarah Addison Allen talking about the genesis of her 2007 novel, Garden Spells, which went on to become a national bestseller. The acclaim grew with her next novel, The Sugar Queen, and now the Asheville native and resident has yet another huge hit on her hands with her new novel, The Girl Who Chased the Moon. We are thrilled that Sarah will be with us this coming Friday night to talk about and sign copies of her books, beginning at 6:00 PM.
Sarah's unique combination of down home romance and magical realism has proved to be a winner with fans nationwide, and it's gratifying to see such a talented -- and genuinely nice! -- hometown friend become a tremendous success. Her new book takes place in what has become recognizable Allen country: a small Southern town with supernatural elements such as giants, ghosts, mysterious wallpaper and magical cooking.
So come on down to Accent on Books Friday evening and share some tales with one of our favorite writers and favorite people. And, in the meantime, you can find out more about Sarah at her website.