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The best selling author was signing copies of her most recent novel,
"The Bridge", "This is a book that shows random acts of kindness by a
town to help a bookstore owner" explains Kingsbury.
The book is set in Franklin, TN and inspired by several real events including the historic flood.
While the fictional story is centered around the closing of a beloved bookstore - it's message goes much deeper.
Barton is fictitious owner of bookstore he not only experiences
disillusion of a dream and his bookstore is closing but also a tragedy.
What happens is sort of reminiscent of it's a wonderful life" says
Throughout these pages, Kingsbury poses a question on the minds of many of us these days.
What do we do when we feel like we've lost everything?
In the light of last Friday, we all want to hold on to our loved ones
more tightly. A story like the bridge shows you coming together,
highlights the best in our culture and in people" says Kingsbury.
Lost love and the beauty of enduring friendships complete the storyline
and like her other inspirational fiction books, the content is
something readers say they can really relate to.
"Her books are
so real, you relate to characters. They seem so real" says Janice
Adcock, who has been reading Kingsbury's books for years.
Without giving anything away, it's safe to say that the main message
within these pages is that God is in control even when we can't see it!
Bridge is one of those stories you can give to almost anyone. It's a
shorter read in a gifty size it comes across as a ray of hope" says
Thursday, December 20 2012, 12:05 AM CST
Work beginning on Civil War park in Knoxville
May 18, 2013 13:12 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Civil War landmark in East Tennessee will soon become a low-impact park that allows public access and preserves the area's historical integrity.
High Ground Park is being created at the site of Fort Higley in south Knoxville, which was manned by Union soldiers during the Siege of Knoxville in 1863.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/11Vb6XJ) reports the park is scheduled to open on Nov. 27, which is the 150th anniversary of the construction of Fort Higley.
Bob Young, who has been involved in the effort to preserve the site, says it is "a treasure."
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.