Brown Bag Book Club

Brown Bag Book Club

April 25, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Calhoun County Library

Please come and join us as we discuss this month’s book Scarlet Sister Mary by author Julia Peterkin. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch and dine while the book is discussed.

Scarlet Sister Mary is a 1928 novel by Julia Peterkin. It won the Pulitzer Prize for novels in 1929. The book is set among the Gullah people of the Low Country in South Carolina.

Julia Peterkin, née Mood, was born in Laurens County, South Carolina. In 1896, at age 16, Julia Peterkin graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina; she earned her master's degree there a year later. She taught at the public school in Forte Motte, South Carolina, for a few years before she married William George Peterkin in 1903. He was a planter who owned Lang Syne, a 2,000-acre cotton plantation near Fort Motte.

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