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Reading, Talk and Q&A with NY Times Best Selling Author Dorothea Benton Frank

Posted in: CHSS News, English Department

Image of Dorothea Benton Frank on background of her books

Please join us for a reading and talk by Dorothea Benton Frank, followed by a Q & A session.
11:30-12:30, Wednesday, February 20, in Student Center 419.

This event is free and open to both the university and the community.

“My mother stood at the kitchen sink, scrubbing the ancient cast-iron pot as though it was encrusted with the residue of mortal sins, sins somehow fused into the metal. In fact, it was coated with scorched beef stew, tonight’s dinner long forgotten. She looked out the window and sighed so hard, I would’ve sworn it was her frustration with herself and not the late-afternoon breeze that moved the Spanish moss in the trees all across the yard.”
—from By Invitation Only

Dorothea Benton Frank’s first novel, Sullivans Island, was published in 2000, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at number nine, went back to press over 25 times, has well over one million copies in print, and was translated into ten foreign languages. Her subsequent novels, Plantation, Isle of Palms, Shem Creek, Pawleys Island, Full of Grace, and a dozen others, were all New York Times bestsellers and may also be found in various foreign editions. Her latest, By Invitation Only, came out in 2018. She lives in Montclair.