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Author of ‘RUSH’ to speak Thursday at Florence library

August 29, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – Lisa Patton, an author from Nashville, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library about her new novel, “RUSH,” and her other works.

The event is free and open to the public.

“RUSH” is set in modern-day Oxford, Mississippi, on the Ole Miss campus. It is described as a story about women – from both ends of the social ladder – discovering their voices and their empowerment.

Patton grew up in Memphis and received a BA in communications from the University of Alabama. She returned to Memphis and worked as a manager and show promoter at the Historic Orpheum Theatre. She went on to work in radio and TV promotions before spending three years as an innkeeper in Vermont.

That experience inspired her novel “Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter.” She later wrote “Yankee Doodle Dixie” and “Southern as a Second Language.”

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