Book talk for mothers and daughters May 19

Mothers and daughters are invited to engage in an intimate book talk with bestselling author Patricia Haley from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at Rockford Public Library’s Montague Branch, 1238 S. Winnebago St., in the Connie Lane Room.

Haley will talk about her latest book, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, which centers on family dysfunction, human frailty, faith and forgiveness. This program is free and open to ages 16 and older. Refreshments will be served.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Haley’s fifth novel, is the story of two loving sisters with issues in an apparently rock-solid family. When betrayal, family secrets and an untimely death threaten the family’s good name, the sisters test the power of faith and its influence over the family they carefully built and protected.

Haley is the national bestselling author of Nobody’s Perfect, No Regrets, Blind Faith and Still Waters. Her self-published novel Nobody’s Perfect—debuted in 1998—sold an astonishing 20,000 copies in an industry where 5,000 is highly regarded. Her faith-based novel was the first of its kind to repeatedly make numerous national best-sellers lists, including No. 1 on the Essence (African-American) bestselling list.

Patricia Haley is the cousin of well-known Rockford author Kimberla Lawson Roby. Haley is originally from Rockford, but lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Jeffrey.

Copies of Let Sleeping Dogs Lie will be available for purchase through Barnes & Noble Books at this program, by cash or check only.

For more information, call Staci Wright, program coordinator, at (815) 965-7606, ext. 729.

from the May 16-22, 2007, issue

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