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Contact: Christina Chapple 
Date: 4/22/04 
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      HAMMOND -- Bev Marshall, a resident of Ponchatoula and former member of Southeastern Louisiana University’s English faculty, will sign her new novel, “Right as Rain,” Thursday, April 29 at Sims Memorial Library.
      The book signing, which will also include a talk by the author, will begin at 2 p.m. on the library’s third floor.
      A Mississippi native and a graduate of the University of Mississippi and of Southeastern, Marshall’s short stories have appeared in a number of publications and books, including “Xavier Review,” “Potpourri,” “Maryland Review,” “Acts of Discovery,” and the anthology “Stories from the Blue Moon Café.” 
      Her first novel, “Walking Through Shadows,” was a July/August 2002 Booksense selection, an alternate selection of the Literary Guild, a finalist for the Florida Parishes Regional Arts Award for Literature, and was selected by the Times-Picayune as one of the best debut novels of 2002. 
      “Right as Rain,” published April 1 by Ballantine Books, is described as a “heartfelt story of two African American women, their families, and the white family who employs them as they navigate life.”
      For additional information about the book signing, contact Sims Memorial Library at 985-549-3860.