NOVEL at HOME Presents: Lindsey Rogers Cook in Conversation with Kristy Woodson Harvey

For a live online book launch for LEARNING TO SPEAK SOUTHERN, Cook’s new novel set in Memphis on Tuesday, June 1 at 6PM

Join us online as we celebrate the release of Learning to Speak Southern on Tuesday, June 1 at 6:00 PM CDT. We will be welcoming author Lindsey Rogers Cook, whose family hails from Memphis, along with New York Times bestselling Kristy Woodson Harvey for an online book launch. We’ll be giving away this fabulous Memphis prize pack to one lucky attendee! No purchase necessary to qualify, but you must be present at the Zoom event to win.

Event is FREE. Attendees must register via Zoom here.


A searing Southern story about confronting the difference between the family you’re born into and the family you choose, from the acclaimed author of How to Bury Your Brother.

Lex fled Memphis years ago, making ends meet with odd jobs teaching English around the world. She only returns when she has no choice, when her godmother presents her with a bargain she can’t refuse. Lex has never understood her mother, who died tragically right before Lex’s college graduation, but now she’s got a chance to read her journals, to try and figure out what sent her mother spiraling all those years ago.

The Memphis that Lex inhabits is more bourbon and bbq joint than sweet tea on front porches, and as she pieces together the Memphis her mother knew, seeing the lure of the world through her mother’s lush writing, she must confront more of her own past and the people she left behind. Once all is laid bare, Lex must decide for herself: What is the true meaning of family?


Lindsey Rogers Cook is a senior editor for digital storytelling at The New York Times, previously at U.S. News and World Report. She is the author of How To Bury Your Brotherand Learning to Speak Southern. Lindsey lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York City.


Kristy Woodson Harvey is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Feels Like FallingThe Southern Side of ParadiseThe Secret to Southern CharmSlightly South of SimpleLies & Other Acts of LoveDear Carolina and Under the Southern Sky, released in April 2021. Kristy is the winner of the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing, a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. Her work has been optioned for film and her books have received numerous accolades.

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