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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –September 15, 2010


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Author Peg Kingman to Read at Mendocino College


The Friends of the Mendocino College Library are sponsoring a reading by novelist Peg Kingman, whose book, Original Sins: A novel of Slavery and Freedom was published by W.W. Norton in the summer. It is her second novel published by the prestigious publisher which also published her first novel Not Yet Drown’d. The reading will take place in Room 5310 in the Center for Visual & Performing Arts on the Ukiah campus at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 23. The campus is located at 1000 Hensley Creek Rd. in Ukiah. Admission for this event is free and Mendocino Book Company will be on hand to sell copies of the book. Kingman will do a book signing immediately following the reading.


Original Sins picks up with some of the characters from Not Yet Drown’d in 1840. Grace, who was a child in the first novel, is now a wife, mother and painter in Philadelphia, who senses there is a mystery that would drive Annie, a former runaway slave, and now successful silk merchant, to return to America. Library Journal says about Original Sins that “…it is filled with intriguing details about life in 1840s Pennsylvania and Virginia, cultivating silk worms, and the daguerreotype process. And though it is not quite Civil War fiction, it should appeal to readers who enjoy American historical fiction and richly crafted and detailed novels in general.”


A fourth-generation Californian, Peg Kingman has lived and traveled in the United States, Scotland, France, India and New Zealand. She worked for many years as a technical writer in the high-tech, medical, environmental and marketing fields, and now lives in northern California.


Join the Friends of the Mendocino College Library, an affiliate group of the Mendocino College Foundation, for this literary event. The group sponsors readings throughout the academic year with the next readings taking place in October and November. For more information about these events, check  or contact the college library at 468-3051.






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