Author Event: Michel Stone
Join Page 158 Books in welcoming Michel Stone for a discussion of her timely and powerful novel Border Child.
Four years ago, Hector left his small village in Mexico and crossed into the United States, hoping to create a better life for his young family. Unbeknownst to him, his wife, Lilia, crossed shortly thereafter, planning to surprise him. During her crossing, though, she was separated from their infant daughter—who disappeared.
In this deeply moving and sensitive novel, Michel Stone describes Lilia’s heartbreak; the struggles of living in poverty; the increasingly dangerous and illegal jobs Hector takes to finance the search for their beloved missing child; and the weight that the disappearance places on Hector and Lilia’s marriage. Border Child earned accolades when released in hardcover and remains a timely and compassionate novel about family, ambition, and the enduring power—and healing nature—of love.
Michel Stone is a writer, speaker, educator, and community volunteer. Her critically acclaimed novels Border Child (April 2017, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2017) and The Iguana Tree (Hub City Press, 2012) have been compared to the writings of John Steinbeck and both books have been optioned for film. Border Child has been favorably reviewed by The New Yorker, The San Francisco Chronicle, Charleston Magazine, The Charlotte Observer, The New York Journal of Books, Kirkus (starred review) among many others. Stone has published numerous stories and essays, and she is a 2011 recipient of the South Carolina Fiction Award. She is a graduate of Clemson University with a Master's Degree from Converse College, and she is an alumna of the Sewanee Writers Conference. She is the immediate past board chair of the Hub City Writers Project and has served on The
Spartanburg Regional Foundation Board, The Clemson University Humanities Advancement Board, and as a Trustee of Spartanburg Day School. Currently Michel is a Spartanburg Regional Fellow and serves on the President’s Advisory Council for Wofford College. Michel is a Fellow of the 12th class of the Liberty Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Learn more at www.michelstone.com.