Searching for Virginia Dare by Marjorie Hudson (Mosaic)


Searching for Virginia Dare by Marjorie Hudson (Mosaic)


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9 x 6 paperback

216 pages

ISBN 978-1-935708-87-2

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“An absorbing, intelligent consideration of national and personal identity, beautifully written.”  

   Lee Smith

“A fantastic weave of wit and observation, of careful investigation and scrutiny of sources, mingled with a personal narrative of a Yankee come South. . . .” 

   The People’s Civic Record

“Hudson has invented a new genre, a sort of parting of the authorial curtain to reveal . . . the commonalities that bind both author and reader to someone of another place and time” 

   Chapel Hill Herald

“[Hudson] set off on the cold trail [of Virginia Dare] like a determined bloodhound . . . and stirred up the ghosts of our first settlers, four centuries old.”

   Durham Herald-Sun

“Hudson’s writing is so strong, so immediate, you feel as if you’re right there in the passenger seat . . .” 

   Southern Pines Pilot

“Hudson has written the book that I would have liked to have written. … What is the lens that ultimately shapes Hudson’s story? It is the importance of loss, as much as of success, to the human experience.”  

   Dr. E. Thomson Shields, Director, Roanoke Colonies Research Office, in North Carolina Literary Review

About the Author

Marjorie Hudson was born in a small town in Illinois, grew up in Washington, D.C., and now writes and lives in Chatham County, North Carolina. She is author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, a PEN/Hemingway Honorable Mention, and Searching for Virginia Dare, a North Carolina Arts Council Notable Book, just released in an expanded edition from Press 53.

Recipient of two Pushcart Special Mentions and a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship , Hudson has published stories, essays, and poems in 5 anthologies and many magazines and journals. She writes on topics ranging from pond fishing to Sufi dancing, from extraordinary dogs to English explorers, from the artist’s life to the life of the monarch butterfly. Much of her work explores the links between history, the human spirit, and the natural world, and reviewers have compared her work to that of Thomas Hardy and Alice Munro.

Hudson is a graduate of American University and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College. She teaches fiction and nonfiction writing and lectures for the NC Humanities Council Road Scholars on history and creative writing technique.

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