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www.fiction-addiction.comApril 15, 2015


Jill Hendrix
Fiction Addiction


Launch Party for South Carolina Author Angela W. Williams



Greenville, SC, April 15, 2015 - South Carolina author Angela W. Williams will celebrate the launch of her new memoir, Hush Now, Baby (Texas Review Press, paperback, $24.95, on sale in May), at Fiction Addiction on Tuesday, May 12th, from 4-6pm. This event is free and open to the public.



Hush Now, Baby

Hush Now, Baby is the story of how a little white girl climbed out of an uneasy childhood in the segregated South...on the backbone of a black woman who loved her unabashedly. A host of African-American women permeated Southern families. One of those stalwart women was Eva Aiken, a central figure in the author's life from her birth...until Eva staged a sit-in at the girl's wedding.


The story captures the glorious early years of the Lowcountry South Carolina family then graphically depicts its unraveling. Eva holds them together. The family and the country's parallel struggles converge. The author lives in bubble-wrap until Civil Rights issues escalate. This story is told without pathos and with graceful restraint-the Southern way.


"Angela's prose plunges us back in time when a generation of white children were raised by the calloused hands of slaves who, despite being freed by Lincoln, remained chained to a stubborn way of life. Instead of killing us in our sleep, they became our guardian angels, for reasons still mysteriously misunderstood." -Ken Burger, author of Swallow Savannah, Sister Santee, Salkehatchie Soup, and Baptized in Sweet Tea.



About the author:

Angela Williams Angela Williams has been waiting to tell this story for 50 years. In a revealing and uprooting biographical memoir, Williams pulls back the curtain on the story of race, love, and loyalty in the Deep South. As teacher, lecturer, community activist, consultant, author, and personal/professional coach, Williams draws on her experience and literary expertise to bring to light the untold story: that black women in the '60s were the unflinching heroes of our time.

She graduated from Queens University in Charlotte, then taught English at The Citadel for 20 years after earning her Masters in English at Duke University. Williams lives in Mount Pleasant, SC. You'll find her playing tennis, reading to her grandsons, or sipping tea on her porch overlooking the water that brought so many African Americans to its shore...and thinking of Eva.

If you cannot make the event, you can reserve a personalized copy of the author's book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at




Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Five Guys and Fried Green Tomatoes). For more information, visit our website at or call us at 864-675-0540.



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