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Local author teaches about the power of words through contemporary fiction

Mary Knight

"Having lost most of his family to coal mining accidents a little boy lives with his grandfather in Kentucky. Ever since Curley can remember, Papaw has been giving him a word each week to learn. Papaw says words are Curley's way out of the holler, even though Curley has no intention of ever leaving."

‘Saving Wonder’ by debut local author Mary Knight is a lyrical tale about friendship, difficulties and the power of words. Knight will be at the Daviess County Public Library on Wednesday, November 30th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Knight tell us about her inspiration and the similarities between this story and real life. We also spoke to Librarian Sarah Jacobs about the power and benefits of meeting the authors. 

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Mary Knight
Mary Knight

Mary Knight has lived in many wondrous places: Traverse City, Michigan, and Whidbey Island, Washington, among them. She and her husband now reside in Lexington, Kentucky, where she enjoys living in the rolling green hills of horse country, exploring the Appalachian Mountains to the east, and watching University of Kentucky basketball. Most of all, she cherishes time with friends and family, who add great wonder to her life. Saving Wonder is her debut novel.

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