Chasing the North Star: A Novel

Forthcoming:

Chasing the North Star: A Novel

Published: April 5, 2016 by Algonquin Books
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“Chasing the North Star is an epic journey, and Morgan’s vision of our dark past shines brilliantly detailed, deeply satisfying, and ultimately hopeful.” —Charles Frazier, author of Nightwoods and Cold Mountain

“A powerful, gripping, and unrelenting tale of wilderness survival under the most dire of circumstances in the pursuit of freedom: another outstanding work of historical fiction from Morgan.” —Kirkus Reviews (see full review)

“What an exciting new legend Robert Morgan has created! And just when we need such a story. Chasing the North Star has the gravity of the old slave narratives, and the blood-chilling action of a contemporary action thriller. The language reflects Morgan’s deep connection to the land and the tradition, and burns with conviction and insight and heart. Jonah Williams is a hero for the ages. Reading of his courage and humanity puts starch in your spine. A must read.” —Randal Kenan, author of Walking on Water

October 2015 Appearances

Friday, October 9
Reading from Dark Energy
Southern Festival of Books (link)
Nashville, TN
2PM

August 2015 Appearances

Thursday, August 13
Reading
Givens Estates Retirement Community
2360 Sweeten Creek Rd
Asheville, NC
7 PM

Dark Energy (poems)

Published by Penguin Books
Publication: May 26, 2015
ISBN: 9780143128069
96 pages

June 2015 Appearances

Friday, June 5
Malaprops
Asheville, NC
7:00PM

Saturday, June 6
Poetry reading
Heritage Museum
Hendersonville, NC
2:00PM

Monday, June 8
Public Library
Jamestown, NC
7:00 PM

Tuesday, June 9
Quail Ridge
Raleigh, NC
7:00PM

Friday, June 12
Hub City
Spartanburg, SC
5:00PM

Presentation of Robert Morgan's play "Homemade Yankees"

Robert Morgan's play, “Homemade Yankees,” will be presented at East Tennessee Historical Museum at 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee on May 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM. “Homemade Yankees” is the winner of the John Cullum Civil War Playwriting Competition.

April 2015 Appearances

Thursday, April 16 - Sunday, April 19
Southern Literary Festival
Chattanooga, TN

March 2015 Appearances

Tuesday, March 3
Lecture
Blue Ridge Community College
Hendersonville, NC

February 2015 Appearances

Saturday, February 7
Western NC Historical Society presents 59th annual Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award (for reservations, contact WNCHS)
Renaissance Hotel
Asheville, NC
5-7PM

October 2014 Appearances

Saturday, October 11
Heritage Museum
Hendersonville, NC
2PM

Wednesday, October 22
The Cornell Club-New York
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
6:30PM

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