Friday, May 23, 2014
South Carolina Novelist John Warley will be signing his recent novel “A Southern Girl” at Clock Tower Books in Georgetown today, May 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. Wine and appetizers will be served.
Set against the exquisite, historical backdrop of Charleston’s insular South of Broad neighborhood, “A Southern Girl” is a tale of international adoption and of families lost, then found anew through revelations, courage, and the perseverance of a love without bounds. With two biological sons and a promising career, Coleman Carter seems set to fulfill his promise as a resourceful trial lawyer, devoted husband, and dutiful father until his wife Elizabeth champions their adoption of a Korean orphan. This seemingly altruistic mission estranges Coleman’s conservative parents and demands that he now embrace the unknown as fully as he has always entrenched himself in the familiar.
Warley , a native South Carolinian, is a graduate of the Citadel and the University of Virginia School of Law. He practiced law in Virginia until 1993 when he moved to Mexico to write and teach. Now a full-time writer, Warley divides his time between Beaufort, South Carolina, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His previous books include Bethesda’s Child and The Moralist. He and his late wife Barbara have three sons, Caldwell, Nelson, and Carter, born in Newport News, Virginia, and a daughter, MaryBeth, born in Seoul, South Korea.