Mesha Maren’s vibrant and compassionate debut, “Sugar Run,” is a novel of dreams and dark consequences. In 1989, Jodi McCarty is 17-years-old when she’s sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter. She’s released 18 years later and finds herself at a bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom. Not yet able to return to the Appalachians, she goes searching for someone she left behind, but on the way, she falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother. Together, they try to make a fresh start, but is that even possible in a town that refuses to change? Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
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