The Latest from Carrboro Book Beat

Picara by Pat MacEnulty (broadcast 1-18-2010) In Picara a 14-year-old female Huck Finn type, Eli Burnes, takes off on a journey across 1970’s America and carries the entranced reader with her every step of the way.  Leaving home to go on the road after the death of the opera diva who acted as her mother, Eli meets with race riots, the counter-culture music scene, the Weathermen underground and many kinds of love, including that of her father.  Listen in and find out more as we talk with author Pat MacEnulty.


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