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Dublin Book Club hosting local author

Dublin book club, Jerry Haynes Dublin book club, cotton mill christmas coverPulaski County author Jerry L. Haynes will discuss his book, “A Cotton Mill Town Christmas,” during Dublin Book Club’s Dec. 16 meeting.

Haynes’ festive scene, during a turbulent 1969 winter, is set in Fries, a small town along the New River about 40 miles south of Pulaski. Haynes stirs up a unique blend of drama with local politics, corporate swindling, and salvation by an unlikely Santa to create a story that the reader will immediately recognize as a southern country Christmas.

Copies of the book are for sale at Charles & Ona B. Free Memorial Library on Giles Avenue in Dublin. Haynes will discuss the book and sign copies during the 2 p.m. meeting. Refreshments will be provided, along with a door prize.

Afterward, those in attendance will have an opportunity to help select next year’s book club list.

Call 674-2856 for more information.

Haynes, who has woven the unique Appalachian culture into each of his four novels, is also offering a special opportunity to study the Scottish-Irish immigrations of the 19th century to the Southwest Virginia and West Virginia mountain region.

To aid in understanding the immigration and influence, Haynes has scheduled a tour of Scotland and Ireland for 2015. The tour will leave May 12 and return May 24, and will trace the roots of Appalachian culture starting in Glasgow, Scotland, and ending in Dublin, Ireland.

Six seats are still available for the tour. Those interested should contact him at 540-994-9829 or handh_services@hotmail.com.

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