Book Signing with Sheryl Parbhoo and Deborah Mantella
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126 S Broad St
A transplant to the South, Deborah Mantella has lived and taught in various cities in the Northeast and the Midwest. Now a resident of Georgia, she lives outside Atlanta. Named to SIBA's The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Long List in the Prince of Tides/literary category, Mantella was also a 2016 nominee for the Lillian Smith Book Award sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries, DeKalb County Public Library/ Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College. As a Deep South Magazine's 2015 Fall/Winter Reading List featured selection MY SWEET VIDALIA earned a spot on the Lady Banks' Bookshelf and was designated an OKRA Pick by SIBA, the Southern Independent BookSellers Alliance. The book tells the story of Vidalia Lee Kandal Jackson’s pre-born daughter who, despite the direst of circumstances, refuses to leave her ill-equipped young mother's side.