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'Big Fish' author to read at Ivy Hall
'Big Fish' author to read at Ivy Hall

ATLANTA -- A well-known Southern fantasy author will read from his latest novel in Atlanta next month.

Daniel Wallace recently published The Kings and Queens of Roam. He is best known for his first novel, Big Fish, which was made into a 2003 movie of the same name and will come to the Broadway stage later this year. He is also the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Wallace will discuss and sign copies of his new book on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at SCAD Atlanta's Ivy Hall writing center. The event is free and open to the public.

His visit is sponsored by A Cappella Books, which provided a synopsis of The Kings and Queens of Roam:

Wallace's new novel introduces Helen and Rachel McCallister, who live in a town called Roam. They are as different as sisters can be: Helen, older and conniving; Rachel, beautiful, naïve -- and blind. When their parents die suddenly, Rachel has to rely on Helen for everything, but Helen embraces her role in all the wrong ways, convincing Rachel that the world is a dark and dangerous place she couldn't survive on her own -- or so Helen believes. But Rachel makes a surprising choice that turns both of their worlds upside down.

Ivy Hall is located at 179 Ponce de Leon Avenue, at the intersection of Ponce and Piedmont. Learn more at acappellabooks.com or stop by A Cappella Books, which is located at 208 Haralson Avenue NE in Inman Park.