SPECIAL AUTHOR RECEPTION
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Big Topics at Midnight:
A Texas Girl Wakes Up to Race, Class, Gender and Herself
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Meet the author at this reading and discussion.
Purchase the book at Mercy Center bookstore and have it signed.
Nancy Thurston, author of Big Topics at Midnight, is a Texas-born girl with an insatiable desire for awareness of the challenges of our times and an irresistible call from Spirit.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
True to its title, this book is a provocative wake up call for us all. Nancy Thurston employs a fearless probing into her family's story, and her skillful prose, wedded to her relentless honesty, provides a clear pathway into truth-telling … a pathway not only for her but for the reader as well. I believe a parable to be an invitation into embracing the truth within us. If so, Big Topics at Midnight is a great parable. The Rt. Rev. Rustin R. Kimsey, Bishop Emeritus of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon
We talk about hate being learned and so it is, but what if it is not directly taught in families and their actions still support unconsciousness? How do good God-fearing, family-loving, progress pioneers end up on the wrong side of the ism line? What does that look like? How does that happen? To show this in a three part parallel—your contemporary life, your generations, and the evolution of our country/society—is a major intrigue and attraction of Big Topics at Midnight. Apostle Alease Bess, Director Founder and Director of Community Wholeness Venture
Nancy Thurston tells the truth like it is in her straight-talking autobiography about growing up white, female and privileged in Texas. Nancy wakes us up right along with her to the issues that are so critical in these times: race, gender and class. Olivia Boyce-Abel, Founder & Principal of Boyce-Abel Associates & Family Lands Consulting
Feeling the pain of our separation from each other is one thing; taking a bold look at the ways we have each internalized beliefs that reinforce our separation is another. Nancy Thurston's new book shows us how race, class and gender are keepers of the great divide. Kimberly Carter Gamble Producer, Director, THRIVE and CEO Clear Compass Media, LLC