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North Carolina author Emily Hughes will be at The Country Bookshop to talk about her book Bird of Paradise on Tuesday, October 18th at 5pm.

Registration is required due to limited space.


Seventeen-year-old Arianna Heywood is a hopeless romantic who dreams of one day sipping Bellini’s with her love in Italy and when a trip home to the Island reveals that her innocent childhood crush no longer looks at her as his kid sister, Ari is eager to step into the world of womanhood. But as is so often the case, you cannot always choose what happens in life.

Facing immeasurable pain, Ari embarks on a decade long journey of self-discovery, but an unexpected encounter in the city of her dreams may change it all again. Torn between the pull of her Island and the possibility of what lies beyond, Ari must bridge the gap between her past and the story of her future. They say some love stories are meant to last forever. Will theirs be one of them? Only Ari has the power to decide.


Emily was born in Aspen, Colorado. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill and graduated with a degree in Journalism and Public Relations, but creative writing has always been her passion. She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and son. Emily enjoys playing golf, running, kickboxing, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

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The Country Bookshop
140 NW Broad St
Southern Pines, NC 28387

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The Country Bookshop


140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
(910) 692-3211

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