Hannah Palmer Spartanburg Book Launch

at in store on 04/20/2017, 07:00 pm
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Spartanburg, SC
 
864-577-9349
 
http://www.hubcity.org/bookshop
Join Hub City Press for the release of Hannah Palmer's book, Flight Path , at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Hub City Bookshop. In the months leading up to the birth of her first child, Hannah Palmer discovers that all three of her childhood houses have been wiped out by the expansion of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Having uprooted herself from a promising career in publishing in her adopted Brooklyn, Palmer embarks on a quest to determine the fate of her lost homes—and of a community that has been erased by unchecked Southern progress. Palmer’s journey takes her from the ruins of kudzu-covered, airport-owned ghost towns to carefully preserved cemeteries wedged between the runways; into awkward confrontations with airport planners, developers, and even her own parents. Along the way, Palmer becomes an amateur detective, an urban historian, and a mother.

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