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"The Road To Goshen Shoals" by Paul Valentine

via Paul W. Valentine Facebook page

The Baltimore based author Paul Valentine is a former reporter for the Washington Post.  He’s just published his third novel, which takes place in rural North Carolina, two years after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The protagonist, Arlis Morrow, is a white newspaper reporter who is searching for a black childhood friend he hasn’t seen for 30 years.  Along the way, he encounters a cast of pretty eccentric characters that lead him to uncover disturbing facts about his family’s past.  It’s a book about the large issues of race and class, in the context of a small town in the American South.  It’s called The Road to Goshen Shoals.  Paul Valentine joins Tom in the studio.

Paul Valentine will be speaking about his bookat the Govans Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library on August 7 at 6 p.m.

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Jamyla Krempel is WYPR's digital content director and the executive producer of Wavelength: Baltimore's Public Radio Journey. She collaborates with reporters, program and podcast hosts to create content for WYPR’s online platforms.