Author visits Caz Library

Author visits Caz Library

By Willie Kiernan

Acclaimed contemporary southern fiction writer and former Cazenovia resident, Rose Senehi will be visiting the Cazenovia Public Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 6 to read from and sign copies of her fourth novel, "In the Shadows of Chimney Rock."

"I plan on making it fun," she said.

Noted for weaving environmental themes into her plots, Senehi takes the readers of "In the Shadows of Chimney Rock" to western North Carolina where land grabbers are dragons and conservancies are weapons.

After moving from Cazenovia, Senehi has owned a place in the North Carolina mountains since 2004. She's centered her fourth and newest novel, "In the Shadows of Chimney Rock," around western North Carolina's Hickory Nut Gorge, a suspense centered around the raging battle currently taking place and the struggle by local conservancies to stave off the feverish land grab by developers. The sacrifices people are willing to make to preserve the beauty of these mountains are the backdrop to a touching story of a woman struggling to redeem the legacy of a father she's never known.

"I'm looking forward to returning to Cazenovia," Senehi said. "I've always thought of it as one of the nicest places to raise a family."

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