Walters State Community College will host a reception for Amy Greene to mark the publication of her second novel, “Long Man.” The event begins at 6 p.m. March 6 in the R. Jack Fishman Library on the college’s Morristown campus. The community is invited and admission is free.
Greene’s first novel, “Bloodroot,” made the New York Times bestseller list. That original manuscript is now archived at the library.
Greene will read from “Long Man” and sign books during the reception. Individuals who already own Greene’s books are invited to bring those or copies will be available for purchase through the Walters State Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Greene is a Hamblen County native and sets both books in southern Appalachia. “Long Man” takes place in a fictional East Tennessee town, where a child goes missing just as a government-built dam is about to flood the town. The book has received critical acclaim from “Publishers Weekly,” “Booklist” and others.
“I think Amy captures the essence of Appalachia,” said Dr. Viki Rouse, associate professor of English.
The reception is sponsored by the department of English and the R. Jack Fishman Library. For more information, contact Glenda Nolen at (423)585-6922 or Glenda.Nolen@ws.edu.