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A Simpler Place in Time

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017 at 10:00 am in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Meeting Room of the Bassett Historical Center, author Shirley Hale Whitlow takes readers back to “A Simpler Place in Time” in her new book.  She shares experiences and childhood, growing up in a large family and living the simple yet meaningful life.  In this book, readers will find a collection of 25 short stories for all ages.  The stories take place in the rural area of Ferrum, which is in the Southern part of Virginia.  It tells about her childhood memories growing up in the mid-50s.  These inspiring stories include visiting grandparents, conversations around the dinner table, spending Christmas in the mountains, attending public schools, learning life’s lessons (including how to drive) and plenty of other surprising twists and turns.

“Life has become such a fast pace and this book will allow most readers to slow things down and enjoy the real meaning of life,” Whitlow says.  Interjected with humor and a unique narrative voice, “A Simpler Place in Time” is an entertaining and insightful read.  This program is free and open to the public!



A Simpler Place in Time







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