Saturday, July 18, 2009

St. Simons Island's Chautauqua Book Discussion Focuses on Eugenia Price Series

The second in a series of three book discussions focusing on Eugenia Price and her St. Simons Trilogy is Tuesday, July 28 at 10 a.m. in the A. W. Jones Heritage Center. Billie Huggins, a local step-on tour guide and a volunteer at the St. Simons Island Lighthouse, will lead the discussion on Price’s book New Moon Rising.

The sequel to Lighthouse, New Moon Rising tells the story of James Gould’s son, Horace, whose northern education has put him at odds with his Georgia heritage. Dismissed from Yale for being involved in a student rebellion, he returns to St. Simons Island where he works on the family plantation, has nine children and prepares to fight for the Confederacy even though he has doubts about the institution of slavery.

Sponsored by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society, the event is open to the public and no registration is required. Copies of Price’s books are available in the A. W. Jones Heritage Center museum store for purchase. Call the Society at (912) 638-4666 for more information.

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