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Author Event with Susan Mills @ Central

Author Event with Susan Mills @ Central

Susan Mills’ new novel, On the Wings of a Hummingbird, follows a 15-year-old Guatemalan girl who draws on Mayan mythology to help her carve a future out of a childhood scarred by gang violence.

Join Susan for a reading, discussion, and Q&A. Copies of the book will be for sale. The author can accept cash, checks, Venmo, PayPal, CashApp, or credit cards.

Free and open to the public. Register below to receive email reminders of the event. 

Susan Mills ran an immigration law firm in Providence as a Spanish-speaking attorney for 20-plus years; she prepared asylum cases for thousands of immigrants from Central America, with a focus on unaccompanied teenagers. Central Americans have been an intimate part of her life for over thirty years.  Susan’s son’s father came from a war-torn village in El Salvador. Susan now lives with her woman partner of many years in Vermont and Rhode Island.

Date:
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Time:
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Contact:
Zach Berger; 401-943-9080 x3; zach@cranstonlibrary.org
Location:
James T. Giles Community Room
Branch:
Central Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Author Event  

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Praise for On the Wings of a Hummingbird

“There is poetry and hardship to spare in Mills's mesmerizing novel … a profound meditation on the human capacity for repair, for regeneration."-- Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award

“When gang violence threatens fifteen-year-old Petra in her village in Guatemala and follows her to the streets of Providence, she draws on the strength of her family, village elders, and Mayan culture as she tries to find a way to make her dreams a reality. In this provocative debut, Susan Mills illuminates the human reasons for and costs of immigration. Lyrical, thrilling and thought-provoking, Petra’s journey is irresistible.” -- Barbara Morrison, Poet and writer, author of Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother and Terrarium, writing instructor

“Susan Mills' On the Wings of a Hummingbird is an eminently readable novel about Guatemala and the resilience of its people. It illustrates how the power of love and community can triumph over the most dire economic and social conditions. I am certain that On the Wings of a Hummingbird will find a wide and devoted readership.” -- Pablo Medina, author of The Cuban Comedy