Author Event: Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne

  • Dates: November 16, 2019
  • Venue: Page 158 Books
  • Location: Wake Forest
  • Address: 415 Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Phone: 919.435.1843
  • Times: 2-3pm
  • Admission: Free


Page 158 Books welcomes author Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne to discuss her new book Holding on to Nothing.

In Holding on to Nothing, Lucy Kilgore finally has a chance to escape her rural Tennessee upbringing, but one drunken mistake ties her to the small town and one of their most infamous residents, Jeptha Taylor. Jeptha is resigned to his family’s drunken, violent reputation, but after a night with Lucy, the love of his life, Jeptha might have a chance at redemption as the father of their child. Together, these two young people work to form a family, though neither has any idea how to accomplish that, and the odds are against them in a place rife with poverty, guns and alcohol.