About the Author
Mary E. Kingsley
I was born in Kingsport, Tennessee, a town tucked up in the northeastern part of the state, not far from the Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina lines. Although the town itself sits in a valley along the Holston River, the surrounding hills of southern Appalachia defined the local culture and shaped my childhood.
Set in a small Appalachian town in the early 1970's, ANGEL is the compelling story of an innocent girl as the unwitting link between the two generations of her family's dark and unresolved past.
What They Say
Mary Kingsley's ANGEL is a witty and well-written tale about a feisty young woman's coming-of-age in East Tennessee in the 1970's...Intrigued by the plot and admiring the prose, I read this book all in one sitting, unable to put it down.- Lisa Alther, Bestselling Author of Kinflicks & Blood Feud