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Author Hall signs “A Matter of Conscience” March 30 at The Book Shelf

Published 2:43pm Friday, March 22, 2013

Dr. Terry Hall is having a book signing for his book, “A Matter Of Conscience,” a pre-Civil War tale at The Book Shelf located at 94 Trade St., in Tryon. He will also give a short presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, about folk stories. This is a free event. Light refreshments served.

“A Matter of Conscience” is the story of a young man’s journey through the most turbulent years

this country has ever experienced. Growing up on the Cumberland River in south central Kentucky in the mid nineteenth century, Martin, accepted slavery as a normal part of life. Although the river was somewhat of a dividing line between large Tennessee plantation farmers who owned slaves, and Kentucky farmers who had no need for slaves on their small farms across the river, arguments often ended in bloodshed as hotheaded men took the law into their own hands and spoke with a gun and a knife. Martin, a man of peace, only wished to be left alone to raise his growing family, but fate

intervened and he was thrust headlong into the bubbling brew that became known as the Civil War.

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