Join us for a reading with Carol Mitchell, who will read from her new novel, What Start Bad a Mornin’. An audience Q&A will follow. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: Amaya Lin has few memories of the years before she turned eighteen. Now in her forties, she has compensated by carefully cultivating a satisfying life as a wife, mother, and business professional. Her husband’s law practice is on the brink of major success, her neurodiverse son has grown into an independent adult, and she has come to terms with her aunt’s dementia. This sense of order is disrupted when she encounters a stranger who claims to have an impossible connection, launching Amaya on a tumultuous journey into the past that leads to a shocking revelation.
About the Author: Carol Mitchell is a Caribbean immigrant living in the United States. Her debut novel for adults, What Start Bad a Mornin’, will be published in September 2023 with Central Avenue Publishing. She holds an MFA from George Mason University and is a fellow of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her short stories have appeared in several Caribbean journals, and she reviews books on her blog and for various journals. She has published eighteen books for children, including three with HarperCollins UK. Four of her short stories have been long-listed for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She lives and teaches writing in northern Virginia.
What Start Bad a Mornin’ will be released on September 19. To order the book, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.
"With What Start Bad a Mornin’, Carol Mitchell casts light on immigration’s most unsettling predicament: the tension between the life you leave and the one you create. In vibrant prose, she demonstrates how an unacknowledged past will never die, as well as the power—and cost—that comes in surviving it."
—Courtney Angela Brkic
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