Wiley Cash, "The Last Ballad," in conversation with Christina Baker Kline
The Regulator welcomes Wiley Cash in conversation with Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train) for a reading and signing of Cash's new book, The Last Ballad. (Christian Baker Kline is graciously sttting in for Lee Smith, who was called away with family responsibilities).
The New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice.
Lyrical, heartbreaking, and haunting, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cash’s place among our nation’s finest writers.
Wiley Cash is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home. A native of North Carolina, he has held residency positions at Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Southern New Hampshire University. He and his wife live in Wilmington.
Christina Baker Kline is the author of the novel A Piece of the World, about the relationship between the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his best-known painting, Christina's World. Kline has written five other novels, including Orphan Train, which spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, She lives near New York City and on the coast of Maine.