Author Leah Weiss To Speak Sept. 20 at Rockbridge Regional Library

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        Best-selling author Leah Weiss will speak Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Rockbridge Regional Library in Lexington at 1 p.m.


She’ll discuss her book, “All the Little Hopes,” then take audience questions. A book signing will follow.

Weiss is a Southern writer born in North Carolina and now living in Virginia. She began writing memoirs about her mother’s humble life. Those and other short stories have appeared in Deep South Magazine, Serving House Journal and A Simple Life Magazine. In 2015, retired from a 24-year career as the headmaster’s assistant at Virginia Episcopal School, she signed with a New York agent and began her writing career.

Her debut novel, “If the Creek Don’t Rise,” released in 2017, was selected as a Library Reads, Indie Next, and Southern Independent Booksellers Association “Okra Pick,” and was honored as a 2018 finalist for the Library of Virginia’s Literary Fiction and People’s Choice Awards.

Her second novel, “All the Little Hopes,” released in 2021, was a Library Reads, Books-A-Million’s December 2021 book club choice, and named a Best Book for Fall 2021 by Country Living Magazine. It was also a 2022 finalist for the Library of Virginia’s People’s Choice Award.

The story in “All the Little Hopes” centers around two girls coming of age in eastern North Carolina during World War II.




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