Book ahead: 'Secret History of the Cherokees' authors to speak at Tulsa Historical Society
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, September 30, 2012
9/30/12 at 9:37 AM
Authors Deborah L. Duvall, Murv Jacob and James Murray will be the guests of the Tulsa Historical Society to present a reading from the trio's award-winning novel, "Secret History of the Cherokees."
The reading, which will be followed by a book-signing, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Travis Room of the Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria Ave.
The self-published novel chronicles the period from 1808, when Cherokee leaders meet with then-President Thomas Jefferson, to 1863, with the exploits of military leader Stand Watie.
The authors claim the book to be one of the first to examine the institution of slavery among American Indians.
Earlier this month, the novel was awarded the Best Historical Fiction prize from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.
Steve's Sundry, Books & Magazines, 2612 S. Harvard Ave., will host two book-signings on Saturday.
Doug Solter, author of "Skid," will sign from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The young adult novel, from Create Space, features a 17-year-old central character who was driving the car that killed her dad.
Now she "can't rest until she becomes the racing champion her dad molded her to be," according to press information.
And from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Arkansas author Radine Trees Nehring will be in the store to sign "A Fair to Die For," by Dark Oak Mysteries.
The book is set in craft-fair season in the Ozarks. The mystery has drug dealers, abductions and more.
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