Heather Bell Adams, a native of Hendersonville, will read from Maranatha Road, her debut book. Jeremy Jones (Hendersonville/Western Carolina University) will join her, reading his latest work as well.Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek and Chasing the North Star, calls Heather Adams "an exciting new voice in Appalachian fiction," while Amy Greene, author of Bloodroot calls Maranatha Road "an ode to beauty and suffering, grief and hope in a small mountain town. Within its pages, Heather Bell Adams brings to vivid life two strong, Southern women, at odds yet bound by love’s saving grace." Maranatha Road:After Sadie’s son, Mark, is gone, she doesn’t have much use for other people, including her husband. The last person she wants to see is Tinley Greene, who shows up claiming she’s pregnant with Mark’s baby. Sadie knows Tinley must be lying because Mark was engaged and never would have betrayed his fiancée. So she refuses to help, and she doesn’t breathe a word about it to anybody. But in a small, southern town like Garnet, nothing stays secret for long. Once Sadie starts piecing together what happened to Mark, she discovers she was wrong about Tinley. And when her husband is rushed to the hospital, Sadie must hurry to undo her mistake before he runs out of time to meet their grandchild.