Here’s the latest update from our Department of Shameless Self-Promotion: My new book goes on sale nationwide Wednesday, Sept. 5, and to celebrate the occasion we’re throwing a party.
If you’re anywhere near Richmond, Va., you’re cordially invited to drop by Chop Suey Books, 2913 W. Cary St., at 6 p.m. for the launch of Uncle George and Me: Two Southern Families Confront a Shared Legacy of Slavery. It’s free and open to the public. I’ll be there with my writing arm flexed, ready to sign books on request.
The book tells the tale of how I discovered late in life that I’m descended from a Virginia slave owner and then linked up with a large African-American Sizemore family that descended from the people he enslaved.
The Sept. 5 launch party follows on the heels of a wildly successful event Aug. 26 at the Clarksville Regional Museum in Mecklenburg County, Va., where the book is set. We packed the place to the gills and enjoyed a lively discussion presided over by the book’s title character, Uncle George Sizemore.