Nova Mann will host book signing for ‘Hope Knocking’ Aug. 6

Published 1:04 pm Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Nova Mann will host a book signing for her new book “Hope Knocking” Saturday, Aug. 6, at 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Center for the Arts in Mountain City.
Appalachian author and musician, Nova Mann, has released her first book, available now on Amazon. “Hope Knocking” tells the story of 2020 from three different perspectives: Amantha, an opinionated retired educator who considers herself to be half hillbilly and half flatlander; Matthew, her soft-spoken mountain husband; and Nancy Mae, Amantha’s charismatic elderly mother who has returned to her East Tennessee roots after leaving nearly 70 years ago.
The three live in Mavie, a mere speck on a USGS topographical map, on the banks of the Diamond River. The memoir explores the relationship of the three main characters as they each deal with the anxiety and turmoil going on around them during Coronavirus Days. Core beliefs are questioned and souls are searched as they each grieve the attack on American democracy, the unraveling of decency among human beings, and the destruction of their beautiful home, planet Earth.
Accompanying the narrative are 13 of the writer’s songs, which are now available by download individually or in a complete album, also called “Hope Knocking.”
“Hope Knocking” is published by Jan-Carol Publishers of Johnson City.

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