"The legendary 1998 season, when Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire competed to break Roger Maris’ home run record, serves as an impeccable backdrop for This Dark Road to Mercy
, the sophomore novel by North Carolina author Wiley Cash." So wrote Max Miller in his review for Xpress
— read it here: http://avl.mx/04c. When sisters Easter and Ruby Quillby are left in foster care after their mother dies of a drug overdose, their absent father, a former minor league baseball player, kidnaps the girls to provide them with the family life he signed away years before." Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville hosts a ticketed luncheon with the author on Friday, Jan. 31, at noon. blueridgebooksnc.com
. Cash reads at Malaprop's the same day, at 7 p.m. Free. malaprops.com
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