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Culley Holderfield Debut Book Launch for Hemlock Hollow | Durham

December 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

When: Tuesday, December 6 at 6 pm

Where: Letters Bookshop, 116 W Main St, Durham, NC

Note: this event will take place on our second floor, which is up a flight of stairs.

About the event:

Join Culley Holderfield for the launch of his debut novel, Hemlock Hollow. Following a brief meet and greet, Culley will give an interactive reading (including giveaways!) and Q&A.

Copies of Hemlock Hollow will be available for purchase during the event, and Culley will be available to sign at the conclusion. You can also preorder your copy at the bottom of this page.

About the book:

“Past and present, love and loss intertwine in a magical mountain hollow. Holderfield’s love of place shines in his sensitive descriptions while his storytelling enthralls the reader.” –Vicki Lane, author of And the Crows Took Their Eyes

Caroline McAlister, college professor and life-long skeptic, is reeling from the loss of her father and her marriage. Her once promising career has come to a standstill. When her father bequeaths the family cabin to her, it comes with a ghost who haunted her childhood. When she discovers a century-old journal in the attic, she awakens the voice of Carson Quinn. The journal reveals Carson’s love for the same hollow that enthralled Caroline growing up. A little sleuthing uncovers rumors that the kind, curious boy in the journal grew up to murder his brother. Caroline plunges into the project of exonerating Carson, only to find herself in the throes of a personal past she’s spent her life trying to avoid. Hemlock Hollow is about how we forever haunt the places we love and how they haunt us in return.

About the author:

Culley Holderfield learned to love stories on the front porch of a cabin in a hollow in Western North Carolina. After completing his studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, he found his way to South America and later to Africa and Europe. When not writing or working in community development finance, he spends his time tromping through woods and paddling rivers. His short stories and poetry have appeared in a variety of publications. Hemlock Hollow is his debut novel. He lives in Durham, NC.


December 6, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Letters Bookshop
116 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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