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Local author Heather Bell Adams on Bookwatch Sunday

Hendersonville native Heather Bell Adams will appear on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 22, and 5 p.m. Thursday, April 26, to talk about her award-winning novel.

Host D.G. Martin will interview Adams about Maranatha Road, her debut novel based in a small mountain town like Hendersonville called Garnet. The book has won the James Still Fiction Prize, the Carrie McCray Literary Award and the Independent Book Publishers Gold award as the best novel in the Southeast. Southern Literary Review called Maranatha Road “an exquisite story with characters so real they could step off the pages into your living room.”

The daughter of Doley Bell, Adams is a graduate of Hendersonville High School. She earned undergraduate and law degrees from Duke University and is senior counsel for First Citizens Bank.