FW: Charlotte Miller appearance at Capitol Bks in Montgomery Oct 4
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From: Capitol Book [mailto:capitolbook@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 2:24 PM
To: Capitol Book E-Letter List
Subject: Charlotte Miller
The Capitol Book E-Letter
Wednesday, October 3, 2001
1. Charlotte Miller Here Tomorrow
2. Historic Newspaper For Sale
Charlotte Miller Here Tomorrow
One of our surprise successes in the past year or so was the party we
had for Charlotte Miller's first book, "Behold, This Dreamer." We sold
lots of copies that day, and many more in subsequent weeks as word of
mouth spread about this big, sprawling book set in Depression era
Alabama. So we were delighted to learn that it was just the first of a
planned trilogy, and now we're even more delighted that the second book
("Through a Glass, Darkly") is finished, and that Charlotte will be here
at the store TOMORROW, THURSDAY OCTOBER 4 FROM 5-7 PM, to sign copies of
the new book.
If you read the first book, you'll remember Janson and Elise Sanders. In
the new book, Janson and Elise, exiled by her wealthy father, have
returned, penniless and landless, to his poor-but-proud relatives in
Alabama. There, they struggle to build a life for themselves and to
recover the family farm stolen from Janson by an unscrupulous local
Here's what a few of our other favorite authors have to say about the
"Through a Glass, Darkly has what most current novels sadly lack: a
strong narrative line, surprisingly maintained through what appears at
first to be digressive but in fact ends by contributing to an overall
unity. The novel should please many readers, as well as reliably inform
them about the deplorable economic conditions that, during the 1920's
and 30's, prevailed in Alabama and other parts of the South."
"If you liked Behold, This Dreamer, you'll love Through A Glass, Darkly.
Charlotte Miller has given us a story of how love and honor can wage a
cruelly uneven battle against greed, arrogance, poverty, malevolent
evil, and the unmerciful hand of fate -- and yet, somehow, prevail. The
book is a triumph of storytelling. The story is a triumph of the human
--Robert Inman, author of Coming Home: Life, Love, and All Things
Dairy Queen Days, Home Fires Burning, and other novels.
"In Through a Glass, Darkly, Charlotte Miller invokes the deep rural
South, and a time, a place, and a people so accurately that one can
almost hear the beat of a heart, the touch of a hand on a cheek. As a
major chronicler of our near past, with both its darkness and light,
Miller has penned a novel in which the lives of the characters soon
become almost as real as our own. She is a true Southern author in the
best sense of the word, and this book will leave her fans waiting for
--Rosemary Daniell, author of Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex and Suicide in
the Deep South,
Confessions of a (Female) Chauvinist, and other books.
"Engrossing continuation of the fictional account of Janson and Elise,
newly married and faced with personal and community problems as hard
times set in. The good in perfect counterpoint with evil. Absorbing
blend of history and fiction."
----Helen Norris, Poet Laureate of Alabama, recipient of the Harper Lee
Award for Distinguished Alabama Author, and author of One Day in the
Life of a Born Again Loser and The Christmas Wife
So come on by tomorrow, and meet Charlotte, and treat yourself to
something good. As always, we'll be glad to have books signed for you if
you can't make it to the store. Just let us know. ($27.95 hardback).
We'll also have copies of the first book here, both in hardback ($27.95)
and paperback ($18.95).
And by the way, if you'd like a sneak peek at the book, for free, just
go to this web site:
September 12 New York Times
We must have had 100 calls for the New York Times on the day after the
terrorist attacks, but we only had one or two copies of the paper to
sell. But now, through a special arrangement, we have about 25 copies of
that day's paper, and these copies are not the southern regional copies
we usually get, but the actual New York City editions. These papers will
make extraordinary keepsakes.
But here's the deal. These newspapers are $10 per copy, limit one copy
per person. ALL the proceeds go to the Red Cross Relief Fund. We'll be
glad to hold a copy for you, but ONLY FOR 24 HOURS. After that, they'll
go to the next person on the waiting list.
Capitol Book & News Company
1140 E. Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36106