The Kings Creek Country Club Book Club Luncheon will feature local author Diana McDonough at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16.
A native of the Washington, D.C. suburbs, McDonough moved to the Eastern Shore 30 years ago.
When writing her first book, “Stuck in the Onesies,” McDonough said she had no idea how relevant the subject matter of race would be in 2020.
The true face of racism shows up early in “Stuck in the Onesies,” and the story shows the evolution of its characters in not-so-subtle ways. Civil rights, women’s rights and Vietnam war marches erupt in the nation’s capital. “Stuck in the Onesies” shows how this nation struggled to right wrongs, sometimes succeeding but oftentimes not.
“Stuck” tells the story of Barb and Ellie, two Donna Reed-era housewives raising kids and husbands in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. of the 1960s. The story goes back and forth between the district and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
“My Mother’s Apprentice” is the sequel to “Stuck in the Onesies” and tells the daughters’ story. One becomes a sensation in the 1970s reggae revolution in Jamaica and the other is a housewife and writer. Abortion and addiction threaten the survival of their friendship.
“Stuck in the Onesies” was recently released in audiobook format on Amazon. Both books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. Both are stocked at Browseabout Books and Bethany Beach Books as well as other local bookstores.
McDonough is working on the third book of the trilogy, “Ginger Star,” which will be released in early 2021.
For details, go to dianamcdonough.com.
For more information about the luncheon, call 302-227-7172.