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Gary Brice Meet & Greet Event

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Fleur Fine Books

1720 Magnolia Avenue

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Port Neches, TX 77651

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Saturday March 24th come meet Author Gary Brice, he will be here at Fleur Fine Books to discuss his first published work The Birds, Their Carols Raise.

Gary Brice is a proud son of Texas and of Nacogdoches in particular. He moved to Nacogdoches as a first grader in 1957 when his father accepted the pastorate of the First Christian Church, graduated from Nacogdoches High School, completed two degrees at SFA, and taught math at NHS for four years. It was during those years that he met the love of his life, Anita, who would become his best friend and his wife for the past 40 years. After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1982, Brice served in pastoral ministry in Bellingham, WA and Beaumont, TX for over 20 years. During those years, he and Anita were joined by their five children: Charis, Calen, Kensey, Kendall, and Collin. In 2008 Brice returned to the classroom, where he teaches Algebra to his beloved students at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX to the present day. When not solving quadratic equations, he loves to run, fish, and scour garage sales for books. The Birds, Their Carols Raise is his first published work.

It was August of 1960 and nine year-old Kyle Dexter couldn’t wait for the new school year to begin. It would be a season of adventure – long division, cursive writing, ink pens, flutophone lessons, and new friends. As a pastor’s kid in Nacogdoches, Texas, Kyle enjoyed a life of privilege and ease. Not half a mile from Kyle’s home, Jasmine Washington was not nearly as excited. Life had dealt her a bum hand and had, in the process, fashioned a young girl who was most sensitive to all of life’s injustices. For both Kyle and Jasmine, the last months of 1960 would become months of revelation and awakening. These two pilgrims would encounter racism, hypocrisy, poverty, and shame; but they would also encounter kindness, grace, forgiveness and moments of life-changing beauty. In a small East Texas town, in a season of social unrest, God would weave together the lives of two very different people and two very different families into a single, stunning strand of grace.



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