Kentucky Historical Society
July Food for Thought Program to Feature Novelist Taylor-Hall
Frankfort, KY (June 28, 2010)— Novelist Mary Ann Taylor-Hall will read from her highly acclaimed first novel “Come and Go, Molly Snow,” at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Food for Thought lunch program. The luncheon will take place at noon on Wednesday, July 21 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
Taylor-Hall is a native of Chicago and received an MA in English Literature from Columbia University. She has taught at Auburn University, Miami of Ohio, the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Kentucky. Her work is supported through grants from both the Kentucky Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In “Come and Go, Molly Snow,” Taylor-Hall introduces us to Carrie Marie Mullins, a gifted Kentucky bluegrass fiddler and singer who has three loves—her daughter, Molly; music; and Cap Dunlap. When five year-old Molly dies in a senseless accident, Carrie finds herself back on a drought-stricken farm struggling with her guilt and grief. The novel has already been named a Barnes & Noble Discovery selection.
The novel will be available for purchase at KHS, and a book signing will follow the reading.
The menu for the luncheon features caprese skewers, Caesar salad, chicken with farfalle and asiago cheese sauce, panzanella, raspberry trifle and iced tea or coffee.
Tickets to the luncheon, which is part of the KHS Highlighting History series, are $18 for KHS members and $23 for other patrons. To make a reservation, contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792 or Julia.Curry@ky.gov. Reservations are required by July 16.
The KHS Highlighting History series includes History Speaks!, Food for Thought and special Thursday evening programs and offers guests an opportunity to explore a wide variety of historical topics. To find out more about Highlighting History and other KHS programs, visit the Highlighting History page of the KHS website.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the web site at www.history.ky.gov.