Get ready to party! “Uncle George” launches Sept. 5

August 29, 2018 Bill Sizemore 0 Comments

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.

uncle george and me book cover

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.

If you can’t make it to Chop Suey and your local bookstore doesn’t stock it, as of Sept. 5 you’ll be able to order Uncle George and Me online from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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