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Tennerviews presents: Irene Latham, author of LEAVING GEE'S BEND

I'm almost as intrigued by the inspiration behind Irene Latham's LEAVING GEE'S BEND ( G.P. Putnam's Sons, in bookstores this week) as I am by the story itself. Since LEAVING GEE'S BEND involves a journey of discovery, I thought it'd be fun to let you discover some of the secrets behind the book First Draft Magazine called "a stunning debut." Click around to see what Irene revealed to me!


First, let's start with a description of the book.

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Next, let's explore how a quilt like this inspired Irene's story.



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And what does this recipe for lemon pound cake have to do with it?



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Irene has said that this photo reminds her of her heroine, Ludelphia Bennett.


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Here's where the magic takes place: Irene's office--also known as "the corner of the dining room."


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Finally, the awesome trailer for LEAVING GEE'S BEND. 

 


 
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Thanks so much, Irene. And congratulations!!

Want to win an autographed copy of LEAVING GEE'S BEND? Visit Irene here and participate in her One Little Word contest!