An Evening with New York Times Best Selling Author, Beth Macy at Radford Library, Dec. 6

The Radford Public Library (30 W. Main Street Radford) will host New York Times best-selling author Beth Macy at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6 in the Library’s Community Room. Macy is the author of Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town.


Her most recent publication is Truevine: Two Brothers, A Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South.

Centered around two albino African-American brothers who were abducted and placed in a circus as side-show acts when only six and nine years old, Truevine was short-listed for a Kirkus Prize in nonfiction.

Truevine is an astounding, true story about race, greed and the circus, and Macy chased the story for more than 25 years.

“Both of Macy’s titles will be available in paperback and hardback editions for purchase during the program,” the library press release said.

This is a free event and open to the public. Debit/credit cards unfortunately cannot be accepted as payment, but cash and check tenders will be accepted.

“Proceeds will benefit the Lamplighters, RPL’s fundraising volunteer group, who are sponsoring this event, Macy will autograph purchased copies.

“Please join us for an evening with Beth Macy!” the press release said.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Sensabaugh at the Radford Public Library at 540 731-3621 or at Elizabeth.sensabaugh@radfordva.gov.

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