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On Wednesday, July 16, the Lackawanna Historical Society will host local author Barbara J. Taylor for a program and book signing for her new novel, “Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night.” The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton.

Taylor will give a brief reading, followed by a book discussion and signing. The event is free and open to the public and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Set in Scranton in the early 1900’s against a backdrop of coal mining, Vaudeville, and evangelism, “Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night” tells the story of eight-year-old Violet who’s accused of killing her nine-year-old sister. Inspired by a haunting family story, the book blends real life incidents, such as the “Billy Sunday Snowstorm,” with fiction to show how grace can be found in the midst of tragedy.

Taylor was born and raised in Scranton, and still lives in the “Electric City” two blocks from where she grew up. She has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Wilkes University and teaches English in the Pocono Mountain School District. “Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night” is her first novel.

Fore more information about the program, contact the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or email lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

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