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Cornelia Nixon 

When: Thu., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. 2009
Price: free

A woman whose brother is affiliated with Abraham Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth kills her beloved fiancé -- a Union soldier -- in Cornelia Nixon's new novel Jarrettsville. Based on a true story from Nixon's family, set a few miles below the Mason-Dixon line, it recalls an era when kin battled kin. Meet the MillsCollege professor at Diesel (5433 College Ave., Oakland) on Thursday, Oct. 8. 7 p.m.,free.

— Anneli Rufus


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