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Durham County Library Hosts Author Jeanette Stokes

Program: Meet the Author: Jeanette Stokes
Date: Monday, June 16
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host author Jeanette Stokes for a reading from her new memoir, Flying Over Home, at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 16, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.

Flying Over Home recounts Stokes parents’ divorce when she was a young child, and her father’s subsequent disappearance from her life. In an effort to understand her father’s thoughts and actions, Stokes retraces his steps, from Tulsa to New Orleans to Paris to Moscow to North Carolina, and looks through left-behind documents, letters and photographs. The memoir also tackles larger issues like race relations in the South and global politics.

Stokes is the founder and Executive Director of the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, an organization that supports women and combines feminism and faith. She has previously written three books: Hurricane Season, 25 Years in the Garden and 35 Years on the Path.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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