Lisa Wingate Signs The Book of Lost Friends

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Fabled Bookshop & Cafe

215 South 4th Street

Waco, TX 76701

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New York Times Best-Selling Author Lisa Wingate signs her next book, The Book of Lost Friends, at Fabled Bookshop & Cafe!

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We're thrilled to host Lisa Wingate for a book signing for her newest book, The Book of Lost Friends, on Thursday, April 9th at 7pm! Your ticket will get you a copy of her book, a drink from our cafe!

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her own students’ lives.

Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away.

Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to the now-destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, her Creole half-sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following dangerous roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation; but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery's end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope.

Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

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