Coker Library to Host Free Book Discussion on Jan. 31

For more information, contact Christian Stryker - 843.383.8068

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College library will be sponsoring book discussions throughout the 2010-11 academic year. The next discussion will take place on Monday, January 31 at 11:00 a.m. in the Charles and Joan S. Coker Library-Information Technology Center.

Dr. Rhonda Knight, Coker College Associate Professor of English, will lead the discussion on Lee Smith's Fair and Tender Ladies.

According to The School Library Journal, "This haunting epistolary novel captures the heartbreaking beauty of Appalachia through the voice of an engaging narrator: feisty Ivy Rowe, a born storyteller growing up on a pre-World War I farm. Poverty and early motherhood destroy her dream of writing professionally, but write she does, scores of letters from girlhood until death. In her descriptions of "Whitebear Whittington," tempestuous Depression-era coal camps, proud "holler" communities, and most of all the colorful Rowe clan of Sugar Fork, Virginia, Ivy brings her beloved home country and its lore to dramatic life. Her sassy, clearheaded reports blend unforgettably with her almost mystical passions as she pieces together the vivid quilt of her life."

All book discussions are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served

For more information on the Coker Library 2010-11 book discussions call 383-8125 or visit


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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