Denene Millner, in conversation with Tina Lifford, discusses One Blood

Author Denene Millner event details for September 19th at 7pm

Join New York Times bestselling author Denene Millner as she explores the lives of three generations of women tied together by love, hope, dreams, ambition...and family secrets in this epic novel.

Meet Grace: raised by her beloved grandmother in tension-filled, post-segregation Virginia, Grace is barely a teenager when she loses her grandmother. Shellshocked, she is shipped up North to live with her formidably ambitious Aunt Hattie―a woman who firmly left behind her Southern roots in pursuit of upward mobility. Feeling like a fish out of water in the high society world filled with fancy teas and coveted debutante balls, Grace's only place of comfort is with the smart, handsome son of one of the society's grand dames.

Meet Delores: beautiful, intelligent and fierce, Delores a.k.a. Lolo has never had it easy. Once she makes it north, she puts aside her dream of being a model to do what she has to do to survive as a woman with little money and no mooring: get married and have a family of her own. When secrets start to spill out and she and her family slowly begin to unravel, Lolo is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her dream intact and those she loves together.

Meet Rae: when Lolo's headstrong daughter, Rae discovers that she is adopted, it's just one secret among others that her family is keeping. When Rae finds out that she's about to become a mother herself, she knows that there is an important reckoning that must be faced about herself and her two mothers.

Potent, poetic, powerful, told with deep love, and spanning from the Great Migration to the civil unrest of the 1960s to the quest for women's equality in early 2000s, Denene Millner's beautifully wrought novel explores three women's intimate, and often complicated, struggle with what it truly means to be to be family. (Forge)

Hollywood veteran Tina Lifford has played over 100 characters in her long-standing career, including most notably, the vivacious Aunt Vi on the critically acclaimed television drama Queen Sugar. Tina has starred opposite Hollywood greats including Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Lopez, and Bruce Willis. Outside of acting, Tina is the author of The Little Book of BIG LIES, released by HarperCollins and chosen by as a must-read to make 2021 your best year yet. Tina is a visionary thought leader in the field of Inner Fitness. As the strategist and architect behind The Inner Fitness Project, she brings deep wisdom, personal experience, and respect for the human condition that allows her to engage people in the process of internal transformation, healing, and resilience building. As an author and speaker, Tina fosters the idea that we can all live life well and thrive.



Event date: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Vroman's Bookstore
695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
One Blood: A Novel By Denene Millner Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250276193
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Forge Books - September 5th, 2023
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