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Alan Bailey’s “Louie G” Book Signing Dec. 14 at Library Center

Author Alan Bailey will sell and sign copies of his new book, “Louie G” from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Library Center concourse, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.

“Louie G” is the second book in the series, “The Alexander Saga.” Bailey will also have copies available of “Myrtha,” the first book in “The Alexander Saga,” along with “In Good Time.” In “Louie G,” Bess leaves home to work her plot in the village garden, never to return. Swept up in the brutal slave trade of the Middle Passage, she seizes an opportunity to survive the Atlantic crossing. The 'Cateret' is the first slave ship to sail into Charles Town harbor after the siege and starvation of the Yamassee War, where Bess is thrust onto the auction block and sold as a slave. Interwoven with her rice-planting masters in the South Carolina colony, her legend of survival begins a two-century legacy of lineage and hope that follows her family from the slave-breeding plantations of Georgia through the frontiers of northern Louisiana and into the harsh coastal flatlands of the fledgling Republic of Texas. Based on a true story.


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