Written by Marjorie Hudson
Thursday, 31 May 2007 19:00
Searching for Virginia Dare
A Journey Into History, Memory, and the Fate of America’s First English Child
Author: Marjorie Hudson
Publisher: Press 53
Distribution: Ingram, Baker & Taylor
Publication Date: June 1, 2007
Available at www.press53.com/media.html
In 1587 America's first English child was born in a remote island wilderness and-along with a hundred men, women, and children -- disappeared, leaving a cryptic message carved on a tree.
Four hundred years later, award-winning writer Marjorie Hudson resolved to find them. Hudson wanders the back roads and sounds of North Carolina and Virginia with a satchel of research notes and a head full of memory and imagining. Weaving history and interview, memoir and fiction, Hudson makes surprising discoveries about the fate of Virginia Dare and about the deep mysteries that lurk in the history of America and in ourselves.
A Fall 2007 Selection of the BookWomen Readers-on-the-Road Book Club
"An absorbing, intelligent consideration of national and personal identity, beautifully written."
~ Lee Smith
"A fantastic weave of wit and observation, of careful investigation and scrutiny of sources, mingled with a personal narrative of a Yankee come South. . . ." www.marjoriehudson.com
~ The People's Civic Record
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