Please join us Sunday, February 18th from 1pm to 2pm at Hills & Hamlets Bookshop for a drop-in book signing with Anita Gail Jones, author of THE PEACH SEED, a Patience staff pick!
Patience raves about THE PEACH SEED:GA author Anita Gail Jones’ amazing debut novel follows a family who give a hand-carved peach seed monkey to every generation from their capture in Africa, slavery in America and life as farmers in present day Georgia. She lovingly describes the food, land and music that unify kinfolk, even when younger generations challenge the beliefs of their elders. Her highly original theme & unforgettable characters make this a MUST READ.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Fletcher Dukes and Altovise Benson reunite after decades apart—and a mountain of secrets. Their bond, built on county fairs, sit-ins, and marches, once seemed a sure and forever thing. But their marriage plans were disrupted when the police turned a peaceful protest violent.Before Altovise fled the South, Fletcher carved for her a special peach seed monkey with diamond eyes—a talisman fathers usually gift their sons on their thirteenth birthday.An indelible portrait of a family, The Peach Seed shows how kin pass down legacies of sorrow, joy, and strength. This debut explores the repercussions of a single choice and how an enduring talisman challenges and holds a family together. It is a parable of how a glimmer of hope as small as a seed can ripple across generations.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Anita Gail Jones is a visual artist, professional storyteller and writer, born and raised in Albany, Georgia, living in the San Francisco Bay Area.