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From “The Iguana Tree” To “Border Child” With Michel Stone

Michel Stone
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Michel Stone

Michel Stone is an author in Spartanburg, South Carolina whose debut novels - “The Iguana Tree” and “Border Child” - tell the story of a couple from Mexico who make their way into this country separately through the perils of illegal border crossings.

They seek work - and a home for themselves and their infant daughter - in the Carolinas, but they encounter obstacles and dangers on both sides of the border.

On Thursday at 6 PM, Michel will appear at the Arts Building here in Chattanooga for the South Bound Author Series from Southern Lit Alliance.

I spoke with her - and Lynda LeVan, executive director of Southern Lit Alliance.

Covers of “The Iguana Tree” & “Border Child”
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