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Sept. 16 – Book Signing for Anita Gail Jones, THE PEACH SEED

Bel Canto Books is thrilled to host a book signing for Anita Gail Jones, THE PEACH SEED at The Hangout in Long Beach, CA.

Saturday, September 16 · 12 – 1pm

The Hangout

2122 East 4th Street Long Beach, CA 90814

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Bel Canto Books is honored to host a free, in-store book signing for Anita Gail Jones, THE PEACH SEED at The Hangout in Long Beach, CA.

RSVP kindly requested. This is an indoor event at The Hangout (2122 E 4th Street, Long Beach CA 90814). Please stay home if you are feeling sick.

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Fletcher Dukes and Altovise Benson reunite after decades apart—and a mountain of secrets—in this debut exploring the repercussions of a single choice and how an enduring talisman challenges and holds a family together.

“On the surface, The Peach Seed seems mostly about inheritance and tradition, but this engrossing novel is also about partnership in the Black community—historically and now: we are children of strong women and strong men. Inarguably, Black men take a beating in American society, but The Peach Seed reminds us that we often survive our scars. You will not want to put this engrossing story down, as Anita Gail Jones introduces a whole family of survivors, planted and deeply rooted in Albany, Georgia.” —A.J. Verdelle, author of The Good Negress and Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison


Anita Gail Jones is a visual artist, oral tradition storyteller, and writer born and raised in Albany, Georgia. THE PEACH SEED, her debut novel, was a Novella semi-finalist in a William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, was selected as a 2021 Top Ten Finalist in the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, and was chosen for ELLE magazine’s 65 of the Best and Most Anticipated Books of 2023. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Hedgebrook Writing Residency alumna.

THE PEACH SEED by Anita Gail Jones


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