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Wonderland Book Club featuring Laura Whitfield, Author of “Untethered” | Wake

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet Laura Whitfield, author of Untethered, at Wonderland Book Club.

We will be meeting UPSTAIRS.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Untethered

When Laura Whitfield was fourteen, her extraordinary brother, Lawrence, was killed in a mountain climbing accident. That night she had an epiphany: Life is short. Dream big, even if it means taking risks. After graduating from high school, she set out on her own to do just that, taking her from North Carolina’s Outer Banks to disco-era New York City and home again. Untethered is a stirring memoir about a young woman’s quest to find hope and stability after devastating loss. Ultimately, it’s about overcoming shame, embracing faith, and learning that taking risks—and failing—can lead to a bigger life than you’ve ever dared to imagine.
Kirkus Review calls it ” A candid and inspirational coming-of-age story.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Laura Whitfield

Laura grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, the daughter of a journalist and a teacher. Her coming-of-age memoir, Untethered: Faith, Failure, and Finding Solid Ground, has received numerous awards including First Place in the 2023 CIBA Journey Awards for Overcoming Adversity and Finalist in the 2023 Eric Hoffer and American Writing Awards. Laura has been an advertising copywriter, newspaper columnist, staff writer for an international relief agency, travel writer, blogger, teacher, communications director for several nonprofits, and a personal assistant to a New York Times bestselling author. She is passionate about her faith, books, travel, nature, social justice, and her family. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with her husband, Stephen. You can learn more about Laura at laurawhitfield.com.


July 26
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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