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Author Jan Morrill Will Speak at the Boone County Library

By: Skylar Skidmore
Posted: Friday, September 06, 2013

The author of The Red Kimono, Jan Morrill, will speak at the Boone County Library Tuesday, September 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Born and mostly raised in California, her mother, Buddhist Japanese-American was an internee during World War II.  Her father, a Southern Baptist redhead of Irish descent, retired from the Air Force.  The Red Kimono (University Press, 2013), as well as many of her short stories, reflect memories of growing up in a multi-cultural, multi-religious, multi-political environment.

The book is a powerful, historical novel that revisits the racial tensions of the 1940’s America.  With the themes of fear, racism, and forgiveness that are as relevant today as they were seventy years ago, Jan Morrill’s debut novel is gripping audiences from coast to coast.

Light refreshments will be served from 5:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room upstairs.