Daren Wang, executive director of the prestigious Decatur Book Festival (largest independent book festival in the USA) will discuss his debut work of historical fiction that presents a fascinating and little-known perspective of the American Civil War set predominantly in Town Line, NY, the only Northern town to secede from the Union. The Hidden Light of Northern Fires (Aug 2017, St. Martin’s Press). The Hidden Light of Northern Fires dramatically intertwines the stories of several key characters—figures mostly based on history—that converge around protagonist Mary Willis, her name the same as the real-life feisty and educated woman who lived in Town Line and assisted slaves escaping from the South.
Information & Amenities
Age Range:Adults (18+), Adults (21+), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18)
Facility Amenities:Parking on site
General Information:Hours of Operation: 7:00 pm
Location:Center City (Uptown)
Type:Literary & Storytelling
Author Daren Wang presenting history of The Hidden Light of Northern Fires