Blue Ridge Books Updates
Former attorney investigator and author, Tim Swink will read from his debut novel, Curing Time. "Curing time" is tobacco's season of harvest, a time of transformation, when the leaf is made golden by subjection to fire and heat. In this novel set in North Carolina, tobacco farmer Hume Rankin endures his own curing time in the summer of 1959. When the rains won't come and the crops wilt in the field, he solicits the magic of an old, blind black woman.