Claire Fullerton

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Biography

Claire Fullerton is the author of the Southern family saga Mourning Dove, which won five awards, including the Words on Wings Award by Literary Classics and the Silver Medal in the Ippy Awards. She is the author of A Portal in Time and Dancing to an Irish Reel, set in Connemara, Ireland. Her novel Little Tea, set in Como, Mississippi, will release in May 2020. She hails from Memphis, Tennessee, and now lives in Malibu, California.

 


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12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Senate Chamber
Discussion
Shared History: Love, Obsession, and Mystery in Historical Fiction

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


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Mourning Dove

"An accurate and heart-wrenching picture of the sensibilities of the American South." Kirkus Book Reviews

The heart has a home when it has an ally.

If Millie Crossan doesn't know anything else, she knows this one truth simply because her brother Finley grew up beside her. Charismatic Finley, eighteen months her senior, becomes Millie's guide when their mother Posey leaves their father and moves her children from Minnesota to Memphis shortly after Millie's tenth birthday.

Memphis is a world foreign to Millie and Finley. This is the 1970s Memphis, the genteel world of their mother's upbringing and vastly different from anything they've ever known. Here they are the outsiders. Here, they only have each other. And here, as the years fold over themselves, they mature in a manicured Southern culture where they learn firsthand that much of what glitters isn't gold. Nuance, tradition, and Southern eccentrics flavor Millie and Finley's world as they find their way to belonging.

But what hidden variables take their shared history to leave both brother and sister at such disparate ends?

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