Join author Patricia Parsons, author of Portrait of a Town: Cape Charles, 1940-1960, at Shore Luncheon at the Cape Charles Civic Center (500 Tazwell Avenue, Cape Chares, VA) on July 22nd from 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $10, and will include lunch and a chance to hear Pat as she talks about Cape Charles during the years between 1940-1960 and explains the cover of her book. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing.
Through a collection of true vignettes, author Patricia Joyce Parsons conjures the beauty and past of the coastal town she calls home. Starting with the early years of America’s involvement with World War II, Parsons invites readers to explore the swamps and island barriers where she played as a child and to hear the train whistle rise up over Virginia’s Eastern Shore at a time when her home was becoming a stomping ground for wartime efforts and nearby naval shipyards. More than a story of the author’s childhood, Portrait of a Town chronicles one town’s struggle to maintain its rural character and way of life during a transformative period in American history.