Recent releases by local authors
By Sarah Malone
My Vanishing Country
by Bakari Sellers
In this thought-provoking memoir, CNN commentator and former South Carolina state representative Bakari Sellers sheds light on the lives of black, working-class Americans in the rural South. Originally from Denmark, S.C., Sellers shares poignant moments from his childhood and his journey to fatherhood that illustrate the systemic racism and inequality that continue to plague our nation. Both an ode to his hardworking father, who was a civil-rights hero, and a strong call to future change, this book is more relevant than ever.
The Antidote to Everything
by Kimmery Martin
Charlotte-based author Kimmery Martin used her experiences working as an ER doctor in her second novel The Antidote for Everything, which intertwines drama, humor and medicine. Set in a Charleston, S.C., hospital, urologist Georgia Brown and family medicine doctor Jonah Tsukada find their friendship and careers put to the test after Jonah is fired for providing medical care to transgender patients. The two doctors must find a way to change the minds of the hospital board and make difficult choices about the things that are most important to them.
The Juggle is Real
by Molly Grantham
Between being a mother, working as a WBTV anchor and volunteering with various local organizations, Molly Grantham also added author to her repertoire with the release of her first book, Small Victories, in 2017. In her new second book, aptly named The Juggle is Real, the two-time Emmy award winner gives readers a glimpse into her life when she’s not in front of the camera. Beginning with the loss of her mother, Grantham shares personal moments from the ups and downs of motherhood. The book includes raw and humorous stories that are relatable to anyone who is balancing many different roles. SP