Ellen Birkett Morris in conversation with Tom Eblen discussing and signing Beware the Tall Grass

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 7:00pm
161 Lexington Green Cir
Lexington, KY 40503

Ellen Birkett Morris in conversation with Tom Eblen discussing and signing Beware the Tall Grass

Tuesday, March 26 at 7pm ET 

Location: Joseph-Beth Lexington

Join us for Ellen Birkett Morris in conversation with Tom Eblen discussing and signing Beware the Tall Grass. Optional RSVP is below, but not required to attend the event.

 

Beware the Tall Grass weaves the stories of the Sloans, a modern family grappling with their young son Charlie’s troubling memories of a past life as a soldier in Vietnam, and Thomas Boone, a young man caught up in the drama of mid-sixties America who is sent to Vietnam. Eve Sloan is challenged as a mother to make sense of Charlie’s increasing references to war, and her attempts to get to the bottom of Charlie’s past life memories threaten her marriage, while Thomas struggles with loss and first love, before being thrust into combat and learning what matters most. Beware the Tall Grass explores the power of love and mercy with grace and artful sensitivity in a world where circumstances often occur far beyond our control.

 

Ellen Birkett Morris is the author of Lost Girls: Short Stories, winner of the Pencraft Award. Her novel Beware the Tall Grass is the winner of the Donald L. Jordan Award for Literary Excellence. Her fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, and South Carolina Review, among other journals. Morris is a recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. She is also the author of Abide and Surrender, poetry chapbooks. Her essays have appeared in Newsweek, AARP’s the Ethel, Oh Reader, and on National Public Radio.

 

Tom Eblen is a journalist, writer and photographer based in Lexington, Kentucky. He was a columnist for The Lexington Herald-Leader (2008-2019) and the managing editor (1998-2008). He’s also worked for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Associated Press.

 

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