CAROL STREAM, Ill.—April 14, 2023
Singer-songwriter Cindy Morgan will appear at several events following the release of her debut novel, The Year of Jubilee on April 18, 2023. The Year of Jubilee is a lyrical coming-of-age novel set against the backdrop of the turbulent South in the early 1960s. It explores themes of childhood trauma, grief, complex mother-daughter relationships, and race relations.
Cindy’s debut has already been met with praise. Library Journal writes, “In her adult fiction debut (a semi-autobiographical novel), singer-songwriter Morgan (How Could
I Ask for More: Stories of Blessings, Battles, and Beauty) highlights the hardscrabble life of the 1960s working poor. Fans of classic coming-of-age stories such as To Kill a Mockingbird or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn will enjoy this unflinching tale of an American family longing for a ‘Year of Jubilee,’ where debts are forgiven and captives are set free.”
Cindy’s next music project, The Sounds of Jubilee, is based on the characters and themes of the novel and will release on May 26. The lineup of book events is as follows:
Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. EST – Baker Book House Virtual Event
Cindy Morgan to join Baker Book House for a virtual book event celebrating the release of her debut novel. This event is open to the public and registration is available now. Books can be purchased through BakerBookHouse.com.
Friday, April 21, at 9 p.m. CST – In the Round Event
Cindy Morgan to be featured at the Bluebird Café in Nashville (4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215) alongside three additional artists: Tommy Sims, Jonathan Kingham, and Marcus Hummon. This event is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased beginning April 17. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. EST – Home By Dark Event
Cindy Morgan to perform at Home By Dark (1590 Little Pine Trail, Alpharetta, GA 30005) in the round with 7 Fold, James Casto, and Carol Ford. Interested participants may register for the May 5 event here and the May 6 event here. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Saturday, May 6, at 12 p.m. EST – FoxTale Book Shoppe Event
Cindy Morgan to perform and sign books at FoxTale Book Shoppe (105 E Main St. Ste 138, Woodstock, GA 30188). This event is open to the public and books will be available for purchase at the store.
Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. EST – Cedar Springs Bookstore Event
Cindy Morgan to perform and sign books at Cedar Springs Bookstore (504 N. Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37922). This event is open to the public and books will be available for purchase at the store.
Sunday, May 21, at 4 p.m. EST – Got to Be NC Festival
Cindy Morgan to perform as part of the Got to Be NC Festival (4245 Trinity Road, Raleigh, NC 27607). This event is open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at her merchandise table.