"Kids and Cornbread Cakes" Author Alisah Horne



Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Watauga County Public Library
140 Queen Street
Boone, NC 28607


Audience: Adults
Location: Watauga County Public Library - Meeting Room

The Watauga County Public Library would like to invite you to join local author Alisah Horne for a dramatic monologue performance, author talk and book signing on Tuesday, July 18th from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm.

Winner of the North Carolina Society of Historians' 2016 Historical Book Award, “Kids and Cornbread Cakes: Based on the True Story of One 'Incredible' Life”, takes you on a journey into the "incredible" life of Lucy Elmore. Born in 1920, Lucy was no stranger to hard work. Her mother, Ester Elmore, trained her to be competent, caring, and gentle. These traits would stay with her throughout life. She loved deeply and passionately, taking on the role of big sister, cook, and caregiver when needed. Lucy's most fervent desire was to share her life and bountiful love with children of her own. At the tender age of eleven, her world would crash around her when her mother died on Easter Sunday. Over the course of the next decade, she would hold fast to Ester Elmore's words and teachings to get her through the loneliness and shame of all forms of abuse and oppression. Her spirit could not be broken, and she never forgot who she was or the values and faith her mother instilled in her. Her story keeps hope alive and faith eternal as you take this journey with Lucy from the foothills of North Carolina to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

Copies of “Kids and Cornbread Cakes: Based on the True Story of One 'Incredible' Life” by Alisah Horne ($14.00) will be available for sale at the event. Please bring cash or check.

For more information please call (828) 264-8784 ext. 2


Phone: (828) 264-8784 x2
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    • Boone
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    • Watauga
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    • Free

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