Newly released coming-of-age novel set in 1940’s North Carolina presents alternative perspective on race and justice through the eyes of a seventeen-year-old girl
Greensboro, NC – June 19, 2016 – WORTHY, a newly released novel by North Carolina native Carla Garrison Harper, brings a refreshing twist to race relations through the eyes of a seventeen-year-old girl growing up in rural North Carolina during World War II.
Worthy Stokes lives in a house full of secrets. In the summer of 1945, her father is accused of a sensational murder. Her plans to get out of Hogan’s Creek suddenly become tied up in a reckless yet exciting pursuit of truth and ultimately justice. She’ll nearly lose her life, but along the way she finds love, hope, and the truth about her family in unlikely places.
WORTHY is a coming-of-age story based on the history of triracial people, called Melungeons, with Lost Colony origins. Their red, white, and black bloodlines resulted in many shades of brown and often odd gray eyes. An individual’s appearance impacted how they made their way in society through the ages.
The story grapples with timeless questions about love, belonging, and justice.
WORTHY is available from Ingram in ePub and paperback. The authors sells direct or through independent book stores that stock WORTHY at www.carlagharper.com. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, and Smashwords are also sellers of Worthy by Carla G. Harper.
Ten percent of all proceeds go to Salvation Army.
Carla can be reached at (336) 681-8916.
About the Author
Carla G. Harper grew up in North Carolina. She spent much of her adult life in Colorado. A longing for the kind of people, smell of turned red loam, and four seasons found only in North Carolina brought her back.
She holds a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and MS in Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University. Carla lives in Greensboro and can be reached via www.carlagharper.com