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Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:23

Civil War author to give talk

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Jackson County Public Library will host a book talk with Emily Cooper, author of Queen of the Lost, a fictionalized account of former First Lady of South Carolina Lucy Pickens, at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in downtown Sylva.

Cooper’s book focuses on the life of Pickens, the legendary “Queen of the Confederacy” and wife of South Carolina Gov. Francis Pickens. A fictionalized historical saga spanning 150 years, the book traces Pickens from her origins in Tennessee and Texas to the tsar’s palace in St. Petersburg with her then-ambassador husband. Following Pickens’ election to the governorship and South Carolina’s subsequent secession, she became the first and only woman to be pictured on Confederate currency.

828.586.2016 or www.fontanalib.org.

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