Roy To Read From Her New Novel At The University Of Virginia Bookstore
11, 2000 -- Prize-winning
author and poet Lucinda Roy will read from her latest novel, "The
Hotel Alleluia," on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. at the University
of Virginia Bookstore Mezzanine. A book signing will follow the
reading. The free event, sponsored by the Carter G. Woodson Institute
for African and African-American Studies, is open to the public.
"The Hotel Alleluia" (HarperCollins)
is about half-sisters, one white and one black, who became separated
between continents early in their lives. Following their mother's
death, they unite, encounter turmoil, and are forced to question
their beliefs and rediscover their faith in family and in each other.
collection of poetry, "The Hummingbirds," won the Eight Mountain
Poetry Prize in 1995. Her first novel, "Lady Moses," released in
1998, received national praise. Currently an Alumni Distinguished
Professor of English at Virginia Tech, Roy has published poetry
and short stories that have appeared in publications in England,
Jamaica, and the United States.
more information, call Laura Martof at the University Bookstore
at (804) 924-1073 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629