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History Book Festival presents Kelli Jo Ford | Crooked Hallelujah

History Book Festival presents Kelli Jo Ford | Crooked Hallelujah


In collaboration with the History Book Festival, join us to talk with Kelli Jo Ford, author of Crooked Hallelujah, one of the books featured at the 2020 virtual History Book Festival.

This novel told in stories follows four generations of Cherokee women across four decades. It begins in 1974 in Eastern Oklahoma’s Indian Country where 15-year-old Justine is growing up in a family of tough, complicated, and loyal women, presided over by her mother, Lula, and Granny. Eventually Justine and her daughter Reney move to Texas in the hope of finding a more stable life, but they struggle to survive in a world where unreliable men and natural forces such as wildfires and tornados threaten their connections to one another and their very ideas of home.

Kelli Jo Ford is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Her fiction has appeared in several publications, including the Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Missouri Review.  

We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of her book from the Festival's official bookseller, Browseabout Books, by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. You also may purchase a copy at biblion in Lewes. Each copy purchased comes with a signed archival bookplate.

NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.

If you have need assistance with registration or getting your Zoom invitation, please email the History Book Festival.

Basic written instructions for using Zoom may be found here and a brief video tutorial may be found here.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern Time
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
  Book Discussions  
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