wild horses…pristine beaches…a one room schoolhouse…peaceful tranquility…no electricity…ferry service…no doctors…prehistoric horseshoe crabs…no telephones…loggerhead turtles…an idyllic childhood in a vanishing world
Author/Memoirist Avary Hack Doubleday presents her new book on her childhood spent on Hilton Head Island circa 1950-1956 Sunday, October 20th at 2:00pm.
Daughter of the Dawn takes you to a remote island—not so long ago—where, as barefoot children, Avary and her brothers played in the creek, searched for deer and alligator eyes reflected in the dark, collected shells on deserted beaches, and watched loggerhead sea turtles as they deposited their rubbery eggs in the dunes. Through a child’s eyes, she describes private hunting clubs on the Island, evacuating for a hurricane, and lessons learned in a one-room school. As Avary paints her memories she reveals the characters of her parents which led them to this adventure and which molded her own character as she grew up at the dawn of modern Island development…
Join us as we go back to the island of yesteryear! Doors open at 1:45, book signing to follow.
(Pictured Avary and her childhood friends on Hilton Head Island)