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Novelist Sue Miller to read in Davidson

By Dannye Romine Powell

dpowell@charlotteobserver.com

March 23, 2017 06:00 AM

UPDATED March 23, 2017 06:00 AM

Best kept secret is Mecklenburg County is that novelist Sue Miller is the visiting McGee Professor of Creative Writing this spring at Davidson College. And you’re invited to hear her read from her work on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the Carolina Inn on Main Street in Davidson.

You’ll likely remember her blockbuster 1986 novel, “The Good Mother,” about a woman whose life crashes when her ex-husband accuses the woman’s new lover of molesting their four-year-old daughter. The New York Times praised Miller for her “gift for precise psychological detail, her sure sense of narrative and her simple compassion for ordinary lives.”

Miller wrote nine more novels, including “While I Was Gone,” as well as a memoir and a collection of short stories. In an interview on the Davidson College web site, Miller says she’s currently reading: “Just Mercy,” by Brian Stephenson, “The End of the Novel of Love,” by Vivian Gornick, “Transit,” by Rachel Cusk and “I Am Not Your Negro,” by James Baldwin.

The Monday reading is free.

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