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Roane County’s Shirley McCracken will sign copies of her historical novel, The Breastplate, this weekend.
The book-signing event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Browder’s Ace Hardware in Kingston’s Ladd Landing.
The novel, set during the Civil War, centers around an artifact McCracken’s husband found 40 years ago on their farm.
The story centers around the war in Tennessee, particularly Kingston, and Kingston’s residents.
The original Browder’s store and the men who sat around its old potbellied stove are prominent in several chapters of the paperback, published by Outskirts Press Inc. self-publishing service.
Refreshments at the book signing will be furnished by one of the area’s Family and Community Education clubs.