Monday, September 24, 2007

Pajama Chat with Kim Reid!

Coming soon to the Pajama Gardener: a chat with Kim Reid, author of the memoir, No Place Safe. Here's an overview: The summer of 1979 marks the start of the Atlanta Child Murders, when a serial killer began hunting black children, taking twenty-nine lives in two years in a case that remains controversial to this day. That year, thirteen-year-old Kim Reid’s life changed forever, along with that of her mother, a lead detective on the investigation.

Publisher's Weekly says, "Reid maintains a lively sense of dialogue and characterization, and her memoir is an affecting tale of a girl's transformation in a climate of fear and pervasive, bleak Southern racism."
Elyse Singleton, author of This Side of the Sky, says, “Though a child herself, Kim Reid sat on the edge of a front row seat to one of the twentieth century’s most bizarre and baffling murder cases. With No Place Safe she delivers her experience as a compelling story told from a sensitive gut and a formidable intellect. A narrative woven with strands of threatened innocence and Southern gothic gives No Place Safe the texture of a modern, urban To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Sounds intriguing, yes?
Kim's pub date is Oct. 2, but the book should be in the stores starting tomorrow. How exciting! Look for her chat here Oct. 1.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

I am really looking forward to this chat and hearing more about this memoir and what this was like at the time from Ms. Reid's perspective. The Atlanta Child Murders started the year I graduated from high school and I was just old enough to be present and really connect what was on the news every night with the world that I lived in. I can see his face and I can remember so many details of the case to this day.

The Writers' Group said...

Yes, I've already heard about this book and I'm really looking forward to it. Can't wait for the chat!

Amy

Rebecca Burgess said...

I've been waiting for this one. So glad to know you'll be interviewing the author.

Ello said...

I saw this on Kristin Nelson's website and have been interested. Thanks for bringing this up! Will definitely be looking forward to this.

Carleen Brice said...

I ordered my book from Amazon and can't wait to read it!