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Annaliese, Sound and True Publication Party

  • Buxton Books 2-A Cumberland Street Charleston, SC, 29401 United States (map)

One woman. Ancient forests. Loggers on every mountain. 

Charleston, SC --- Annaliese, Sound and True follows the story of Annaliese Stregal, a young widow awaiting the birth of her third child in a north Georgia town in 1903. She has inherited her husband’s lumber company, 17,000 mountain acres, and his illegitimate child. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, she planned to return there after the birth, but loggers are slashing the pristine forests that she has come to love. Just as her child is born with a life-threatening defect, a desperate logger threatens hundreds of her ancient trees. She takes on running the company with a controversial approach: America’s first sustainable forestry principles. As new strengths emerge in Annaliese, she astonishes herself by pursuing erotic pleasure with one man and revenge on another. In this sequel to Annaliese From Off, the woman who reluctantly left Louisville parlors embraces her new freedom and love of the land to blaze a trail in a male-dominated world. 

Here’s what Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times best-selling author has to say about Annaliese, Sound and True: 

In the face of the timbering holocaust that swept through the Appalachian Mountains in the early 1900’s, Annaliese confronts those who would slash every tree. Mother, lumber mill owner, innovator, Annaliese discovers her strengths and passion as she thwarts male domination and greed. You’ll cheer her on every step of the way. Annaliese, Sound and True is a beautiful, evocative book from an important new voice in fiction.

About the author: Lindy Keane Carter is an award-winning journalist with a 40-year career writing for television, magazines, and academic medical journals. She is a two-time winner in the South Carolina Fiction Project, which was sponsored by the South Carolina Arts Commission. Visit her at

Please join us on Thursday, July 19th at the bookstore for the publication party of "Annaliese, Sound and True" written by Lindy Keane Carter. Lindy will give a special talk about the book and will be available to personalize your copy! Come wind down with us on your way home from work, meet the author, and grab a copy of this fabulous book!