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Hendersonville native to talk about debut novel

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Hendersonville native Heather Bell Adams will talk about her award-winning debut novel Maranatha Road and sign books at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Historic Courthouse.
Set in the fictional town of Garnet patterned after her hometown, Maranatha Road tells the story of a young woman and an older woman whose lives converge in trauma and ultimately wind to redemption. The book has won the James Still Fiction Prize, the Carrie McCray Literary Award and a Gold Award in the 2018 Independent Publisher Regional and Ebook Awards as the best fiction work 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.”
A graduate of Hendersonville High School, Adams earned her undergraduate and law degrees from Duke University. She’s married with a 14-year-old son, works fulltime as senior counsel for First Citizens Bank and shoehorns in her fiction writing while waiting in airports or in the school pickup line. A second book, a dual timeline story set in present day Savannah and in the Pacific in World War II, is expected to come out later this year.
Her reading is in the County Commission meeting room on the second floor followed by a reception and book-signing in the Community Room next door.