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July 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Billie Bivins


July 19, 2018
8:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134


If you’re a smart and outspoken female, it’s tough to discover yourself in the South – or so thinks Morrie Bullen, the heroine of True South. So trusting her inner compass to guide her, the 44-year-old mother of three packs up her old red truck, with a dying clutch, and sets off from Atlanta, alone, toward the land of Yankees – with no job, little money, and absolutely no idea what awaits her there. She lands in Boston, and finds herself bewitched by the intellectuals and progressive ideas of Cambridge, and deeply longing to fit in. She is accepted to the prestigious Pratt Institute’s art therapy program and launches a whole new career. But the hardest part of her journey lies ahead, as her therapeutic work unearths a dark secret buried in her past, and she heeds the call to return home – to Miami, where it all started. Morrie travels a long way to end up where she was born – in the land of immigrants, peacocks, and equally colorful relatives from the deep South – and finds that in the end, we all want to be welcomed home. True South will conjure warm memories for readers who love Miami or New England, and inspire others to embark on a journey of self-discovery, wherever it leads them.