Delve into the past as the true story of children sold during the Great Depression comes to life with fiction author Kristina McMorris's newest book, Sold on a Monday
Inspired by an old newspaper photograph, hear about the author's experience researching and writing this tale of grit and family struggle. Q&A, book signing and book sale to follow. About the Author
Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, her novels have garnered more than twenty national literary awards and include Letters from Home
, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
, The Pieces We Keep
and The Edge of Lost
, in addition to novellas in the anthologies A Winter Wonderland
and Grand Central
. Read them all
McMorris holds a Bachelor of Science in international marketing from Pepperdine. She lives with her husband and two sons in Oregon. Learn more
.About the Book
A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes the story behind the picture is worth a thousand more...
In 1931, near Philadelphia, ambitious reporter Ellis Reed photographs a pair of young siblings on a farmhouse porch, next to a heartrending sign: "2 children for Sale." With the help of newspaper secretary Lillian Palmer, Ellis writes an article to accompany the photo. Capturing the hardships of American families during the Great Depression, the feature story generates national attention and Ellis's career skyrockets.
But the piece also leads to consequences more devastating than he and Lily ever imagined -- and it will take risking everything they value to unravel the mystery and set things right.
Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers throughout the country, Sold on a Monday
is a powerful novel of ambition, redemption, love and family.About the Series
To inspire readers and writers and to encourage the love of reading, the Westerville Public Library (often in partnership with the Westerville Library Foundation
) has committed to bringing engaging and inspiring authors to the Westerville and Central Ohio community.View the full 2018 schedule