Thursday, August 1, 2013

Local Authors have New Books!

We have 2 local authors with new books that have just come out. Former Hartsvillian, Den Latham, and Native Hartsvillian, Sara Odom, will be here in November signing copies of their new books for our Christmas Open House.

Den Latham lived in Hartsville from 1989 until 2012. He now lives in Clemson with his wife and 2 sons. His new book is Painting Landscapes with Fire: Longleaf Pines and Fire Ecology.

Fire can be a destructive, deadly element of nature, capable of obliterating forests, destroying homes, and taking lives. Painting the Landscape with Fire describes this phenomenon but also tells a different story, one that reveals the role of fire ecology in healthy, dynamic forests. Throughout, Latham beautifully tells the story of the resilience of these woodlands and of the resourcefulness of those who work to see them thrive. Fire is destructive in the case of accidents, arson, or poor policy, but with the right precautions and safety measures, it is the glowing life force that these forests need.

Sara Odom is a Hartsville Native. She taught in the Darlington County School District for 25 years before transitioning to higher education at Coker College. Her new books including the newest, Lost in New York City are based on her 12 grandchildren.

During the Christmas season in New York City, anything can happen...even getting lost! Follow Barrett and his family as he visits some of the most famous sites in New York City. Along the way, his mom constantly reminds him to stay close so he doesn't get lost. But when he wanders off in the giant toy store, FAO Swartz, he finds out he's not the only one who's Lost in New York City.

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