Join author Patricia Parsons as she signs copies of her book, Portrait of a Town: Cape Charles, 1940-1960, at the Book Bin in Onley, Virginia on Saturday, June 25th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Patricia will be selling and signing copies of her book at this free event, open to the public.
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.