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White River Red Author Talk with Becky Marietta & the Shiloh Museum

White River Red Author Talk with Becky Marietta & the Shiloh Museum In-Person

Becky Marietta, author of White River Red, will present an author talk at the Springdale Public Library. After Marietta's presentation, the Shiloh Museum will present artifacts and research that Marietta used when writing White River Red. Marietta will have copies of the book for sale and host a signing after both presentations have concluded.

Inspired by a true story of a Springdale resident, White River Red vividly portrays the tumults and triumphs of a rough, generous soul who touched countless lives with her kindness and courage.

In 1906, fifteen-year-old Forrestina Bradley runs away from her stifling life of ease and joins the circus as a tightrope walker. After a tragedy forces her to leave the circus, she embarks on a life of nomadic adventure, running a carnival rat-game and becoming involved in an illegal dance hall and moonshine business near the banks of the White River in Arkansas during Prohibition. Along the way, she meets and loves three men—Max, Jack, and George—who each break her heart in vastly different ways. It’s a good thing that Forrestina is tough enough to survive the men in her life.

Tough enough to become a legend.

Library copies of White River Red are available for checkout at the Information Desk on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to purchase a copy to be signed, Marietta will be selling copies after the presentations.


Saturday, July 27, 2024
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Shiloh Room
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